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!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This was the first time I had ever made a dress with slippery polyester fabric or with a sheer overlay, but this pattern made it easy! The instructions to sew the sheer overlay to the lining and basting the pleat markings before making the pleats really made this dress go together easily. I didn't sew the skirt pieces together across the bottom though since I intended to separate them later.
Fabric Used:Woven polyester lining and polyester sheer overlay.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took in about 1/2" on the sides of the bodice because my daughter wanted it fairly fitted. I added 4 inches to the length for modesty. I also used an invisible zipper on the back. (I accidentally bought the wrong kind) If I did that again, I would mark the waistline location on both of my zipper halves to make sure it was located correctly when I pinned it on. The waistline in the back is off about a quarter of an inch due to my error on the zipper, but it isn't noticeable with the added belt thankfully. Overall, I'm glad for the invisible zipper as it looks more professional. I also wanted my sheer skirt to hang loose from the lining, so after I basted my pleats and before I sewed the skirt to the bodice I took out the stitching holding the sheer overlay to the lining on the sides and stitched the side pieces together separately.
Would you sew it again? Definitely! Would you recommend it to others? YES!!
Conclusion: I sewed this dress for my daughter and she LOVES it. I am pleased with how attractive and yet modest this dress is. I would like to make one of the other sleeveless versions for her to wear as a sundress this summer.