Dress has loose-fitting bodice (overlapped neckline) cut-in-one with longer than regular length, elasticized sleeves, fitted skirt, invisible side zipper, and optional thread loops. Dress is cut on crosswise grain. Note: no provisions provided for above waist adjustment. Purchased belt.
I call it my 'origami dress'
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did. Apart from me not requiring/adding a belt.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Getting the piece cut out was a challenge due to its size. I folded the piece in half and after cutting I marked the different marks on the left and right side of the collar. Then it took me ages to find out how the fold was supposed to go. Not sure if that is because of me or because of the instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The interesting origami fold over neckline and the fact this was an easy to make and wear long sleeved dress for winter that is suited to pear shapes.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No zip and no elastic in the waist. Not needed and just a waste of time and money. Also, as per my usual changes, I made the dress 2 sizes smaller then what I should according to the size chart and made it in my regular RTW dress size without needing any other alterations. Maybe I added a bit of length but I dont remember.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably. Maybe a lighter weight jersey or a print!
Great easy and pretty quick dress to put together. Especially if you omit the zip and elastic waist casing.
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