|More pics and the story behind this dress is found on my blog.|
Misses'/Miss Petite Dresses: Fitted dress has neck binding and back zipper. A: Baby narrow hem on armholes. B: Long sleeves. C: Front and back applied yokes, attached hem band and bias armhole binding. D: Three-quarter length sleeves. B, D: Narrow hem on sleeves. A/B, C, D cup sizes.
My pattern has the great size range of 6-14. I used a 10 at the neck to mid armhole of upper bodice piece grading up to a 12 from mid armhole down. Dress piece was sewn as a straight size 12 with the C-cup bodice.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but...I'm not going to reinvent the wheel. I love the pattern but had a few issues with it in regard to fit, instructions, and omission of a lining which I wrote about in a previous review of this dress pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's in the link above.
A beautiful black/blue brocade purchased during PR Weekend NYC 2007. It has been aging gracefully in my stash . The upper bodice was a cheapo (but perfect) fabric from...Walmart. I know, I know. Doesn't make sense, right? lol.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
It's in my previous review link.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I LOVE this pattern. I'll probably sew another garment from this pattern but whether it will be a dress or a top I don't know. My younger daughter has used this pattern as a basis for several summer tops and dresses. That's how much I love the draft and how good I consider the pattern to be.
In fact, here is my daughter's top that she made from this pattern. She's a newbie sewist, and I'm happy to brag about her . She came home from college this year, and I admonished her for drooling over Pinterest pins and told her to get off her butt and start sewing what she likes. Two days later she said she wanted to sew some tops. Here we are 6 weeks later and she has completed as least 16 garments with at least 10 more planned before going back to college. Yahoo!!!
So to answer the question, yes, I have recommended it to others--specifically my daughter and to others on my blog.
A great dress with minor modifications for fit, and styling improvements made beyond the pattern instructions.