Pattern Description: The Wiggle Dress is a retro/vintage style dress with princess seaming, under arm gussets and a v-back.
Pattern Sizing:The sizing in this book is pretty close to RTW
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very. And when I came to the underarm gusset, I used her blog to supplement the instructions. I don't know if this was necessary but I was super intimidated so I was glad to have the extensive instructions from her blog.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I actully loved those gussets! It made for a great fit on the arm and they are quite comfortable. I also loved the princess seeming as the lines made the dress quite elegant.
Fabric Used: This was my wearable muslin so I used inexpensive streach denim that really reads like a dark blue twill.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I adjusted the sizing a bit to fit me. This entailed using a size 6 for the back and a size 8 in the front. I then had to take it in a bit in the hips. Next time I make it, I will need to adjust the hip placement as I am a little too petite for the pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes. I have some wool on order and as soon as it is in, I will be making this again.
Conclusion: What I really loved about this dress is that it is simple but with special details. I had to challenge myself a bit as there were some new techniques for me, but that is a lot of the fun. Also, I had people telling me that the dress looked so great and very expensive. I am convinced that it is those small details that gave it the look of expense.
To see more of the dress, more details on using the pattern, and progress pictures, go to my blog: http://directionstohome.blogspot.com/2012/12/finished-wiggle-dress.html