|Pattern Description: |
Misses lined dresses fitted bodices, boning, gathered skirt and back zipper opening
I made one dress in a size 8, the other dress is a 6 top & 8 bottom
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I altered the skirts.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instruction on the gathering were lacking a bit.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I hated the gathering, especially in the skirt, it is A LOT of fabric to gather, I decided against it, the gathering added too much attention to the belly area. I also did not like pleats, so I drafted plain A line skirts (first time making this type of skirt)
size8 dress: china silk top in a kiwi color, black satin with black organza overlay.
size 6 top: teal satin, black satin skirt/midriff with black organza overlay
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I drafted plain A line skirts (first time making this type of skirt)
I knew I wanted to overlay with organza, so on the midriff I did not triple line, the black satin is the 'lining' but you can see it through the top layer of organza.
I elongated the boning on the side down to the waist.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
yes, I'd like to make a more casual version, I think it's a cute dress.
I made a total of 3 of these dresses, a muslin then two final dresses. It took me quite awhile to finish only because it was my first dress and the first time I made self drafted skirts. Not only that I had to get approval from my friend - since our dresses had to match lol. So lots of trying and waiting...Also I totally messed up on the first two - I had missed one fold on the pleats on each side of the bodice, so my seams did not match up. It took me quite awhile to figure out what was going wrong. Thankfully a friend who sews looked at it and helped me figure it out. the third dress was very fast to sew, maybe a day or two since I had all the kinks worked out by then. My friend loved her dress (teal top).