Pattern Description: Close fitting dress, with lined bodice with darts, raised neckline with front slit, extended shoulders, back zipper. Options for sleeveless, short-sleeved, straight, or flared skirt
Pattern Sizing: Available in 6-22. I cut a 16.
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. I glanced at them but didn't really follow them once I started sewing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The neckline and bodice darts really stand out on this pattern which I really like. This pattern was well drafted and everything lined up beautifully. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: Cherry Red Double knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: omitted the zipper. I also lined the bodice with a black crepe de chine from my stash. The armscye was lower than I had anticipated but not a deal breaker.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I do plan to sew this again but using the straight skirt. I also plan to line the bodice and skirt next time but that is due to the lightweight fabric I have selected. I do recommend this to others. It came together very quickly, and with the options, can be made to flatter nearly anyone.
Conclusion: I don't know what took me so long to make this pattern. I purchased it shortly after it came out and the fabric store was having a pattern sale. It sat in my bin for the longest but I am glad I finally made it and am very happy with the result.