|Pattern Description: |
MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE JACKET, TOP, DRESS AND SKIRT: Jacket A has front and back darts, collar and three-quarter length sleeves. Top B has front and back darts, side zipper. Slim fitting dress C has front and back darts, back zipper and back slit, length is 2" below mid-knee. A-line dress D has front and back darts, back zipper, length is mid-calf. Slim fitting skirt E has front and back darts, back zipper and back slit, length is 2" below mid-knee. A-line skirt F has front and back darts, back zipper, length is mid-calf. All garments are lined.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
So far i have only sewn the Dress, View C with alterations
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I followed the instructions somewhat. This is an easy dress and one can figure out what to do without the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE! this pattern it's super easy (A mojo builder) and drafted well. Lately the Big4 have been running a bit large on my so i have been going down a size. I dislike the instructions on how to do the vent with linning. But this may have been becuase i didn't read the isntructions.
An Apple Green Raylon Linen Blend
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The first muslin i made i cut the 24 and did a FBA. the dress was HUGE! at some point i just stopped trying to adjust the fabric and gave up and threw it out!. The next attempted i decided to not make a muslin and just wing it!. I cut the 20 and did an FBA. Lengthened the dress by two inches. the fit was PERFECT! i did have a bit of baggieness in the armhole, but i fixed that with the thrid version of this dress by making the side bust dart larger. I also moved the front bust darts becuase i did a 4" FBA (just on the top portion of the dress btw) . I also decided omit the instructions on the hem and did the lazy sewers way. I cut it down to 3/4" and ran a double stich along the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is certainly a wardrobe builder a shift dress is something every woman needs, and maybe three or four of them. I recommend this pattern to begginners and those trying to build a wardrobe.
This is a great pattern and i am now planning to work on the jacket. See My Blog for more info