Misses’ pullover dress in two lengths with tiered skirt or top and tie belt. Cynthia Rowley Collection
I cut a 12 in the skirt and actually used the bodice from a different pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of, I modified the pattern quite a bit.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the flirty and feminine skirt. I like the design but the fit is terrible and needed a lot of adjusting.
Damask printed Linen from Joann on clearance.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added 2" to each skirt layer when cutting, hemmed with a rolled hem foot to make a very shallow hem. The dress is still pretty short! I took quite a bit in off the sides (including the skirt layers), as much as I could while still being able to pull it over my head. I added elastic at the back waist. I left off the top tier of the skirt as it was way too bulky at the waist and hips. I used the bodice from Butterick 5878, which is quite similar. I cut a size 6 on the bodice but then took more in like I said. I liked the sleeves and back yoke better on that pattern. I didn't gather the sleeves and I sewed down the front wrap part.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might make it again and a lighter weight fabric if I can figure out how to insert a zipper in the side so that the dress could be much more fitted. If that could be accomplished I think the top tier of the skirt would be more flattering.
I would only recommend this pattern if you have the right fabric and plenty of patience for altering it. I think it would be gorgeous in a cotton voile or light weight silk. The original fit seems like a disaster and would never work for me.
I love the outcome but this required a lot of changes to the pattern and a lot of patience! I may someday try again with this pattern, but for now I only need one dress in this style.