A T-shirt dress cut on the bias.
S (75-87cm bust) to XL (115-121cm bust)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Nicole Mallalieu's instructions are great and she even includes photos to show finishing options.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I thought it would be a great coverall type dress for summer. The blurb says "comfortable and stylish....flatters wide range of figure types" so I thought I'd give it a go. The pattern was very easy to sew and the instructions were great, but I just don't like the finished product.
As it is designed to be "loose fitting" I decided to make the size corresponding to my high bust and didn't do a FBA or my other usual alteration (more hip room). The finished dress was very loose around my neckline and I kept pulling at it and was always aware of how the dress was hanging on my body. The bias cut I think is just not for me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened it by at least 15cm (6") as I'm only 5'1" and it still looked like a sack on me. I kept shortening it until it was "tunic" length.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
No I am not going to sew this again. In fact, I've already cut the seams and plan to reuse the fabric, which I love. I'm not sure whom I would recommend this pattern to.
This dress clearly isn't for me. I'm not going to try it again with alterations as I think the style just doesn't suit me and I don't feel good in it.