Pattern Description: shirt dresses, two versions for wovens, two for moderate stretch knits
Pattern Sizing:B5(8-16) RR(18W-24W) I made view D, size 14
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, except I got confused on the collar part. Make sure you only interface one side of the band.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I don't believe you should finish the sleeves up until they are sewn onto the bodice. It's really hard to adjust the length after you've already made the cuff plackets. I like that two of the versions are for knits, something that is not apparent just from looking at the pattern cover. In my opinion, I would NOT rate it 'easy' though.
Fabric Used:a beefy polyester knit from Joann Fabric
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I lengthened it by two inches (I'm 5'8") and I lengthened the sleeves by two inches (which was too much). I also added an inch to the side seams starting under the arms. And I did a full bicep adjustment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes. I feel like it is flattering and very comfortable. The pattern cover doesn't do it justice. However, be aware there are LOTS of buttonholes.
Conclusion: A very wearable style, worth the work. You can read more on my blog
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