|Pattern Description: Fitted A-line dress with wide bateau neckline. I made the longer version, B.|
Pattern Sizing: petite 17-21. I dont remember which size I made. I started this dress a year ago.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really loved the wide neckline of this dress (which was not so wide by the time I finished with it!!!) and the shape. The side panels make it interesting.
Fabric Used: I love this fabric. I am sorry that I didn't buy more. It is cotton sateen purchased at spotlight a few years ago on sale. I paid around $3.60 per metre. It is great to sew, and I love the dots!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I am not petite! I added and inch or 2 to the bodice length. As you will see in the pics, my neckline has what I will call a "design feature". Yep! I mucked up!!!! I made a muslin and it all seemed to fit well, so i went ahead and started the real thing. When I tried it on, the neckline gaped terribly! The only solution was to pleat it like this. I actually quite like it, but it was an unintentional design feature! i also didn't have enough fabric, so I had to squeeze it out of 2 metres and didn't have enough fabric to match my dots. They aren't too bad, but could have been better with 1/2 metre more.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would. It is a nice fit and comfortable to wear.
Conclusion: When I started this dress last summer and got a bit fed up with some issues, so left it for a year. When I had a wedding to go to, I decided to pull it out and finish it. I am really happy with how it turned out!