Pattern Description: Misses' Dress. Lined bodice, front pleats, front gathers, back darts, pockets, and zipper. (View E)
Pattern Sizing:16-24. I cut a size 22.
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?Not sure. I'm a beginner. There were so many "firsts" for me with this pattern. It had me scratching my head a couple of times. I had to walk away from it once and just revisit it a couple of weeks later. So I'm not sure if it's just my lack of knowledge & experience. But, that being said. With barely 4 months of sewing experience, I did finish it! So I guess that does say a lot for the pattern. I did learn a lot doing this project.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the overall look! It's soooo feminine! But I would prefer a higher neckline. There was a lot of cleavage action for me going on. I would like to learn how to properly raise that and I would lengthen the dress just a bit.
Fabric Used:Cotton from Joann's Fabric. For the lining: cotton batiste.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I shortened the hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Absolutely. I would just advise beginners to be very patient and give yourself plenty of time. Please don't try to make this dress with a short deadline. You will be stressed.
Conclusion: I would definitely make this again. I would just adjust the neckline. But I LOVE my dress!
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