This dress pattern from Project Runway allows you to choose different skirt and sleeve options. I chose the flared skirt with the flat sleeves.
***Because the pattern instructions aren't very straight forward, I would not recommend this pattern to someone who has limited experience sewing clothing. ***
Problems with the pattern:
ZIPPER --- The envelope tells you to buy a 22" zipper, but not what kind. Use an invisible zipper.
HEM DEPTH --- The pattern didn't say how much to hem the skirt.
HEM TAPE --- Not mentioned under one of the notions, but I feel like hem tape is invaluable when hemming a flared skirt. The end result is much smoother and looks nicer from the right side of fabric. Satin can be a nightmare to sew with. Let's not make it any more difficult, please!
POCKETS --- I also did not think that the instructions for constructing the pockets were very intuitive, but I hate reading instructions...so yeah. But I love pockets!
FRONT PLEATS ---The front pleats were harder to construct than I expected. I think sometimes it's difficult to wrap your head around how to fold a pleat when it's just a flat piece of nothingness. I figured it out after a few tries. The instructions tell you to actually sew the pleat together, fold and press it to one side, and then remove the stitching.
I made a ton of alterations to make this pattern fit my body. I go over them on my blog post here.
I think the front view looks great! The dress fits perfectly in the bust and pretty good at the shoulders and waist. I will be using this pattern again soon, maybe in a cotton or linen fabric.