Pattern Description: Knit dress with surplice neckline (with or without collar), straight skirt, capped sleeve or 3/4 with turned up and tabbed option, self-fabric belt with purchased buckle.
Pattern Sizing: U.S. 10-22 or Euro. 36-48. I made size 12 with size 14 at hips since fabric has less stretch than recommended.
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 easy yielding professional-looking results.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
-Nice fit with few pattern adjustments.
-Really flattering, semi-modest neckline and NO GAP. No need to wear a cami or to pin the V closed.
-No fiddling when wearing. Everything stays in place. I do lots of bending/stooping at work and never had to re-adjust this dress.
-Very easy to make.
Fabric Used: 100% cotton (no lycra/spandex),Grape-colored (with faux/printed lacy-looking overlay) medium weight jersey knit. This is not a good description see fabric detail here. from one of the kids' online stores like Sew Baby.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Extended sleeve to full length and tapered. It's cold here in the north country.
-.25 inch swayback adjustment.
-Made belt longer to allow tie rather than buckle.
-To apply waistband elastic, I sewed bodice and skirt together, zig-zagged elastic to skirt seam allowance then serged the bodice and skirt seam allowances together for a more finished look.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I think this dress would look good on every figure. I usually can't wear a straight skirt but somehow it works here. The surplice neckline nicely frames all face shapes.
Conclusion: I love it! Make one. It's the perfect dress to wear to work and as comfy as jammies. 3/4 view Back