|Pattern Description: |
Dress with raised waistline and front and back V-necklines, calf-length skirt and reversed pleats at waist seam.
36, 38, 40, 42, 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Other than differences from using a completely different fabric type, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't really follow them. The dress design was straightforward enough that I didn't see a need to refer to the brief instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that the bodice is fully lined, and the front lining piece is much more fitted than the main fashion fabric with a dart rather than a pleat. It was a nice touch that seems to have cut down some of the bulk that could have arisen by using the pleated bodice in the making of the lining. The sleeves are two piece which makes for a nicer fit. It fits quite close at the above-waist seam which gives it some nice shaping.
Acrylic suiting with a subtle boucle-like texture.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Small FBA, extra width to upper sleeve.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm not sure how many versions of this exact dress I need at one time, but when the current one wears out, I'd be open to making it again. If I were to make it again, I might take out a little length in the bodice, but I'm 5'3", so I should probably just plan on that alteration most of the time.
The simple lines of this dress lend it to being made in a variety of dress fabrics, and the ease in the bodice and the longer skirt length make it practical and easy to wear, even when wrestling small children.