Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Mostly, minus the sleeve extension I added.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't run into any roadblocks, so yea.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that there is an over bust coat option. The shaped neckline is sexy without being as revealing as the other options. I need to make a really supportive bra before making underbust coats.
Red brocade fabric for the outside. Gold crepe back satin for the lining.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made my first Full Bust Adjustment and it was on a french seam. I had to read though a bunch of tutorials and make a couple of muslins before it made total sense to me.
I also took in the waist a bit, but I don't know if it was because of the pattern or the FBA.
I made the sleeve flare longer so they would skim the floor when my arms were down.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I ever become a good enough dancer to need multiple coats, then sure I would reuse this pattern.
Was a fun pattern, not terribly difficult.