Pattern Description: An effortless Summer dress featuring double pleats at the bust, kimono sleeves and a panelled a-line skirt. Variations include both slash and v-neck options, plus midi and maxi skirt possibilities and a dramatic thigh high split. Super quick and simple to make, cut it short for the perfect festival dress, or make it worthy of the red carpet with a maxi skirt and thigh high split.
Pattern Sizing: US 2-16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. This is a very simple dress to put together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I LOVE the pleats at the waist, under the bust. It creates a soft blousey effect. I love the kimono sleeves and the thigh split. And the skirt softly flares out over the hips and legs. it's simply lovely.
The two lengths and two neckline variations enable you to create very different dresses.
Fabric Used: Rayon
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added back neck darts as it was a little big across my shoulders. I positioned these two inches in from the zip. I'm going to alter the pattern back and move this fullness to the back waist darts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I've already made two more. I made three of these in two days! It's brilliant!
Conclusion: I am BESOTTED with this pattern. It's quite simply the most beautiful dress I've made. More on my Blog SewBusyLizzy