|Pattern Description: MISSES' AND WOMEN'S DRESS IN THREE LENGTHS: Pullover dresses A, B, C, D are above mid-knee, mid-calf or ankle length with bodice and skirt gathered into front midriff with elasticized raised waist and stitched hems; dress B has midriff; dress D has contrast bodice and front midriff. I made View B--since I'm only 5'2", this was a perfect floor-length on me.|
Pattern Sizing: RR(18W-20W-22W-24W) I made an 18 at the shoulders, graduating out to a 22.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, if you consider the difference in length.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, though I don't think I followed them terribly closely.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This dress is great! So comfortable and flattering. (Sorry for the poor pics, but if I waited for DH to do it, I'd never get a review posted).
Fabric Used: A cotton-poly knit from JoAnn (patterned fabric) and some mystery black knit I had in my stash for the contrast waistband.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I double-stitched the neck binding (can't remember if the directions called for that or not). Also, I did a one-inch hem on the bottom, again I don't recall if that was in the directions or not. I did add hanging ribbons to the waist seam on the inside, as this dress does not like to stay on the hanger.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm pondering another version, as this is a great dress. Very comfortable, feminine, and versatile. Yes, I'd recommend it to others.
Conclusion: What a great dress! I wouldn't mind having another one in a different print or perhaps in the shorter length. One note: this is pretty low-cut. I wear a camisole under mine for modesty. Living in a very hot climate, I can wear this in winter with a cardigan--again, it's very versatile.