"The lovely A-line tunic with an inverted pleat on the front is made of two layers: the outside is cut from printed cotton voile and the lining from solid colored batiste." Buttons up the back.
62-92cm. I made a size 80. I made this as a gift for one of my good friends daughters 1 year bday. I'm hoping that this is a bit big on her.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! It looked exactly as I thought it would. I've had a lot of luck with Ottobre patterns on this front.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Ah no... attaching the lining to the main fabric was difficult to follow. It has you attach the lining to the neckline, then the sleeves. But once you do that, you can't turn it right side out! At least there was no way for me to figure it out. This is the only reason why I'm rating this difficult. I ended up attaching it to the neckline, then turning it out. I stitched the lining to the main fabric at the sleeves using topstitching.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the details on this one! I have a boy so I generally don't get to sew cute dresses like this one.
Quilting cotton for the main fabric and a batiste for the lining. I used cute flower buttons for the back.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have no reason to sew it again, but definitely recommend this one!
I think this was a fun dress. It took me a very long afternoon to sew up, so definitely doable in a day (or weekend) if you have a gift to make for a little girl. I hope I get to see pics of the birthday girl in it soon.