Knit knee-length dress with front surplice (mock wrap) neckline, short kimono sleeves and an easily customizable midriff section. The skirt features in-seam pockets and falls in the soft folds of a vintage half-circle skirt. The pattern includes optional stripes placement guide, cup sizing A-D and a bust alteration line.
30"-54" high bust
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yup. I'd say so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is my 5th time using this pattern but yes they are easy to follow instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how it's easy to alter mid way and that is built in to the instructions. I like how the bust is cut and I don't have to do a FBA and how I loose but still fitted the bodice feels.
Fabric Used: I used a cotton jersey from Nature's Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I cut the 35D for the front and back tho I think I could use a very small short waist tuck in the back on the midriff but it's so minimal I'm not fixing it right now.
Forward shoulder of 1/2", tapered it from the new spot to the original shoulder/sleeve after about 2".
Cut the midriff 32" size and then did a curve to accentuate my waist.
No pockets, No FBA, serged hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again. It's a TNT at this point. And I highly recommend it to others.
Conclusion: The cotton jersey makes it an easy to wear make and the cherries give it a little sweet interest.
See my blog for more pics and a cherry tiramisu dessert recipe I found.