Pattern Description: This is a retro-styled princess seam sheath dress with collar options.
Pattern Sizing: I cut the 10 in the shoulders and then tapered to the 8 in the waist and hips. The length was perfect.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I like the New Look pattern instructions. They follow a good sequence of construction.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the collar and the little puff sleeves that are made by pleating the fabric. The sleeves require a lining. I really like the pockets, too!
Fabric Used: I used a pink checked boucle. I love the look of the fabric with the white gabardine accents but the fabric was very difficult to work with. I should have underlined it because the weave is loose.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any changes in the pattern but did use a while accent for pockets and collar.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I want to make this dress in a fabric with more body.
Conclusion: I love the variations in this pattern. It would make it best in a fabric with more body like a doubleknit and stretch cotton sateen.