Close-fitting dress has overlapped front, stitched hems and uneven front hemline. I made view C which has a flounce. Pattern Sizing:
18W-32W Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, for the most part. Thought flounce would hang straighter based on the pattern drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? yes but I had to read the instructions for applying the flounce and the facings a few times to get it straight in my mind.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Do not like that both sides of the flounce show. Pattern tells you this but I though flounce would be straighter and it would not be as obvious especially with using a solid.
Red Ponte Roma knit from Hancock Fabrics Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Attached the sleeves before sewing the sleeve and underarm seams. Used twill tape to stabilize shoulder seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I likely will not sew this view again as I am not sure it works for my figure. I also think that straightening the center front seam towards the hem may make the flounce hang such that the underside does not show as much. I also noticed that the longer the dress hung the better the flounce looked.
Conclusion: Although I will not be sewing this view of the pattern again, it is a very nice design-- it just didn't work for me. Unfortunately this one will go in the wadder pile . I am planning to try the color-blocked view.
Update: I listened to my teenage daughter who asked me why I was throwing this dress away. She encouraged me to finish the dress or alter it if I did not feel comfortable with how it looked. I took her advice and removed the sleeves. After making this into a sleeveless style, I absolutely love it. I guess sometimes we are our own worst critic. I'm glad I listened to my daughter. I still need to hem it but I think this one is a keeper after all.