Pattern Description: Empire waist dresses A, B, C, D have hemmed, scoop necklines, side seam pockets and elastic casing at waist; dresses A, C and D have hemmed armholes; dress A has contrast bodice and hem band; dress B has sleeves gathered to sleeve band.
I made view D in a size 12.
Pattern Sizing: 8-24
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? very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? how quick it was to sew up.
Fabric Used: I *think* it's a jersey knit. From fabric.com.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made this dress exactly by the directions. It turned out great for a first attempt, but I will do the bodice differently next time, by either lining the bodice or reinforcing the neck and arm hems.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes! I plan to soon, with the modifications mentioned above and on my blog. (I will update this review when I get around to making another.)
Conclusion: I love maxi dresses and have been looking for a simple and quick pattern (and not too fancy!) for basic ones to wear during hot summer days. This was perfect for that.
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