Pattern Sizing: Single size in envelope - Size 16 (34" bust)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, with a few modifications.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were perfect for someone who knows the basics of garment construction. They were minimal but very clear. Just enough direction for an intermediate sewist.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The fit is perhaps the best that I have experienced with minimal alterations. MUCH more realistic than modern big 4 patterns, IMHO. (Read: Not excessive ease).
Fabric Used: Strech silk charmeuse.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Alterations: I added a little width to the hips (I actually used the pattern's suggested alteration for this and it worked beautifully), I took in the top just a bit at the side and back seams, and let out the princess seams just a bit across the bust as a small FBA.
Design changes: I omitted the side closure since I made the slip from a stretch fabric. Also, I changed the straps from a single strap to a braided strap made up of 3 strands that then crisscrossed across the back. Picture here: Click Here
I also finished the hem with two rows of lace. I had been thinking about one, but an accidental snip made two rows a necessity.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I most likely will sew it again. It is beautiful!
Conclusion: This is my very first vintage garment and i LOVE it. I can see why so many sewists are hooked on vintage patterns. The drafting and instructions are wonderful!