Pattern Description: Misses' close fitting dress in two lengths. View A has boat neckline finished with facing and full length sleeves. View B has scoop neckline finished with facing and short sleeves. This is the full length sleeve version, with sleeves shortened to bracelet/jewel length (shortened about 4 inches for me).
Pattern Sizing: XS - XL. I made the XS.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it does.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yup - it's a Kwik Sew - excellent instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't do the facings as I think facings are silly when using a knit. Since my knit was rather firm, I just made a narrow hem through the neckline and stitched.
Fabric Used: Ponte knit from Hancock Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Narrow shoulder adjustment (and kwik Sews are notorious for wide shoulders), 1.5 inch sway back adjustment, lengthened by 2 inches because this was a seriously short dress, even on my 4ft 10 in frame!
I have decided that on my next iteration of this dress, I still need to remove .5" on each shoulder, and take out another 1" ona swayback adjustment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is my TnT knit dress pattern. Two pieces total - no fuss no muss. No darts or other shaping - just a very simple slim dress. The ponte knit is thick, so it is completely winter appropriate (when worn with tights and boots) and totally appropriate for summer in lighter weight fabrics
Conclusion: it takes less than 2 hours from cut to put on. Very gratifying when you need a quick, pretty dress. Yet another "blank canvas" for playing with fabrics or even color blocking.