|Pattern Description: |
This funky yet functional knit dress has a fitted bodice, scooped banded neckline, a curved flared knee-length skirt, and options for trimmed cap sleeves, or banded ¾ length sleeves or long sleeves. It's designed to flatter the figure with a waistline that hits at the natural waist and a skirt that gently skims over the lower waist and hips.
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This pattern goes buy high bust and high waist measurements. There are eight sizes included in the pattern, ranging from a 30” to 44” high bust, and a 24” to 38” high waist.
For my dress I combined sizes 5 for bust and 6 for waist.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! I only made some fitting adjustments.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very nice instructions. She gives you both a visual step by step option or a bullet point page for experienced sewers.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about this pattern. The neckline, the sleeves, the skirt, it's perfect.
Rayon/lycra jersey as the main fox print knit. The black contrast was a mystery scrap in the stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Turns out I'm super short waisted, which is something I know but like to pretend isn't true. I took 2" of length out of the front and back bodice. That still didn't remove enough bodice length so I....
2. ...... cut off the curve on the bottom of the bodices. Then added the length taken out of the bodice back into the top of skirt.
3. The skirt was a little short for my tastes and there was not enough fox fabric to lengthen it. Instead I added a contrast band to the hem. After hemming the width of the band is 4 3/8".
4. Used contrast bands for the neck and cuff because it looked a little snazzier.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
YES, YES, YES, I already have another cut out. It would be done by now if my sewing machines weren't being serviced.
I'm already rubbing my hands together and cackling about all the things I can do with this pattern. Making multiple knit dresses is just a beginning. I think the skirt is particularity great and would look divine mixed and matched with other tops. The Skater bodice can be easily lengthened into awesome summer T-shirt for all those separates in the closet.