A halter top with three rows of ruffles across the entire front.
XS to XL (About 18 mos to 12 yrs) I made the S for a three-year-old on her birthday.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like: easy to make and with the elastic back also easy to fit. If itís too long it can be worn as a minidress over bicycle shorts.
Dislike: the ruffles flip up and the wrong side of the fabric shows.
A lightweight quilting cotton in a salamander print. If I make it again I will use something even lighter, like a voile, and that has a less-obvious wrong side than a quilting cotton. (The light quilting cotton is a beautiful weight for this style, but the child Iím sewing for lives in an exceptionally hot and humid climate and likes her clothes extremely light.) This will be a good style for a voile since it is so soft as the ruffles are not hemmed.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Everyone else here mentioned that the ruffles flip up and the gathered edges show, so I rummaged around in my trimming stash for narrow ribbon like Deepika used and turned up some narrow bias binding. I tried pinning the gathered ruffles directly onto the dress but had an awful time of it, so instead I zigzagged them into the bias binding then straight-stitched the bias binding onto the dress. Easy, straight and even. If I make this again I will use this technique and make my own binding from a softer fabric, probably one I use to trim matching O&S Puppet Show shorts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes.