|Pattern Description: |
Close-fitting dresses A, B, C have wrap fronts, front tucks, front and back pleats, self-ties, A-line skirt and sleeve variations. A: short flounce sleeves. B: three-quarter length sleeves. C: long flared sleeves and border print. Lengths are 2" above mid-knee.
8-14. I made an 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yup! Although, I made a non-sleeved version.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, super easy. My first time working with knits, and I had no problems.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I had a dress in mind - wine colored jersey wrap dress, sleeveless. I looked everywhere for one in stores, and I was disappointed for a year. Every one had a color that was off, or too much spandex or polyester. When I found this pattern, I thought, why not overcome my knit phobia and make my own dress? The pattern was just what I needed!
Wine rayon jersey from the brick and mortar Denver Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't add sleeves, since I didn't want them. I also ran out of fabric and I couldn't make the ties as wide as they should be. Still very pleased.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Oh yes, and yes. I am envisioning a wardrobe full of jersey dresses in lots of colors. Perhaps some with sleeves, even?
Because I am so tiny, I did have to chop off about two inches from the bottom before hemming (I saw other tall-y people ran out of fabric to hem).
I love this pattern.
Blogged about it here.