An elegant dress with a low scooped back, princess seamed, fully lined bodice, box pleated tulip skirt and exposed zipper at centre back. There are three sleeve variations and the bodice is designed with very little ease to enhance the waist.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although the shoulders are not as wide as the line drawing
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Definitely, with good drawings too
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Easy to adjust to fit as required. Princess seams are very forgiving for alterations
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
see my blog http://busylizzieinbrizzy.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/completed-elisalex-dress.html as I made a few sizing alterations. Note this dress is very, very long. I took 8" off the length, I am 5'2" tall. This could enable you to save on fabric purchases.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Will definitely make it again
Depending on the fabric choice this will change the look of this dress immensely. It could be casual or dressy, it is a great versatile pattern. I think a beginner could tackle this with not too much trouble, the only tricky bit for beginners is the curved seams and the zip.