|This is a great dress pattern, there's not much fit to it, it's a simple blousy shirt dress. with a self belt.|
There is a front and back yoke with some hand stitching on the inside. Also, there's hand-stitching at the cuffs - all of this is meant to finish the seams on the inside.
This pattern isn't designed for knits, nor are the instructions written for knits. Because of that, I omitted several of the steps and did my own thing. I cut my usual size 12. I didn't finish the seams on the inside because I thought it might make things bulky; I set the sleeves in flat also. Using a knit here meant that I spent a lot less time in construction, but I would definitely try this pattern with a beautiful charmeuse or crepe, just gorgeous, and so easy!
collar and neck
There are two collar options, and NO BUTTONS OR ZIPPERS, YEA!! If you do choose to use a knit as I did, I think I would recommend view A (small rounded collar), just to cut down on bulk. Here, I ended up topstitching the collar to make it behave, and it turned out fine.
Another cute detail is the hem. There is a shaped front hem option, which I used. I used steam-a-seam and then a double needle to sew the hem in place.
This is a great pattern! I think I'm needing to go buy a nice piece of emerald green charmeuse or faille, or crepe and make this up again.