Just did a cut down, as I wasn't happy with the big print as a dress-- to much for my 5'3" stature, so cut this down to a blouse and am MUCH happier! clickhere"
Pattern Description: Misses Knit Dress
Pattern Sizing: 8-16
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? yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is the second time I've made a dress from this pattern. The first time I used a poly knit that I think was too stiff and didn't drape enough.
Fabric Used: A Betsy Johnson print that I bought online last year from Sawyer Brooke. It's sort of like a stretchy t-shirt fabric, as in it's not slippery. I am still a beginner when it comes to sewing knits. I am not sure about the "retention" of this fabric; I hope it doesn't start to stretch out of shape too much.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the bodice by 3/4", and took in the side seams on the top about an inch on each side. I also shortened the sleeves at the end to balance my short (5'3") frame.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely try this again -- in a slinkier fabric. I cut the 16 for my hips, but I'd like to try this again and cut a size smaller on top, as I had to take it in quite a bit.
Conclusion: I love wrap dresses like this -- they're so easy to wear.
This is only the 3rd serger project and I had a little disaster at the end - when I was sewing up the side seams and trying to join the existing stitching from the armhole down to the notch, in my inexperience with lining things up, and not being able to see exactly where the first stitches are going to fall, things got a bit bunched up and I cut (or rather the serger cutter cut) a small hole in the back of the dress. But I mended it and no one will notice. But next time I will use my conventional machine to sew up the side seams instead of serging them so I'm not sewing blind and can see where my stitches are going.