|Pattern Sizing: This is a size 8 on top, into size 10 for the hip down, A cup|
It's very useful having cup sizes on patterns: this one worked straight out of the envelope, no SBA necessary
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but you need to concentrate to make sure you're following the right view.
I had a disagreement with instruction 16, which would have you applique the main dress to the contrast fabric. That would leave a shoddy seam, so I followed step 17 instead (sewing the two pieces together as normal, right side to right side).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Colour blocking is still on trend, which gives this dress a current look. This one is for a wedding guest, so we chose a more special fabric than the model (my niece) would normally wear.
Fabric Used: Chinese brocade, with satin backed crepe for the contrast. The purple picks out the same shade in the brocade.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Thanks to Ryan's Mom & the other sewers for their experience & advice.
This dress doesn't come with a lining ~ normally I'd always make a lining, but this crepe is satin-backed and nice n slippery, so didn't need one.
I didn't like the heart-shape on the front, so I redrew it with a gentler slope.
Would you sew it again? I'm doing myself a version, in lace & satin, for the same wedding