|Pattern Description: From the pattern envelope: |
MISSES' LINED DRESSES AND FLOWER: Lined dresses have close-fitting, boned bodice variations, plain or bias draped midriff, straight skirt, bubble/short or long skirt with gathered waist, side zipper and flower. Bubble skirt: elastic hem. Long skirt: 6 layers of fabric (2 layers are contrast). Create your own design with mix & match pattern pieces. Note: tips to embellish your finished dress are included.
Pattern Sizing:10-12-14-16-18. I made the size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Well, no, not really, but this pattern comes with a LOT of design options to make, so the combination that I used was not on the cover of the pattern envelope.
I combined the plain bodice pieces 1 & 2, the plain midriff view 8 & 9 and the short flared skirt view 12, 14 & 14.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were really great! They included design help with making the look your own.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was looking to make a dress for a wedding (yes, a year ago!) that was similar in style lines to this dress. I think it turned out pretty well.
Fabric Used: Polyseter satin for the bodice and the midriff, and a novelty embroidered fabric for the skirt. All fabrics and the rayon lining are from Fabric Depot in Portland, Oregon.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made no alterations besides to draft a simple lining to the skirt since my skirt fabric is a semi-see thru novelty fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I would definitely sew it again. There are a lot of options to design a dress with this pattern.
Conclusion: I did not get to wear this lovely dress to the wedding last summer that I made this for because I didn't complete it in time, but I look forward to a special occasion to finally wear this to! It has been sitting and waiting patiently in my sewing room to be completed, and the UFO contest was a perfect motivation to finish it.