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1-2-3. I made version B in size 3.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I believe so.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were very clear and easy to understand. Every step was well written and illustrated, which is always helpful for a beginner!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: I liked that the pattern provided many options and variations of the same basic dress. It such a great wardrobe staple for the summer!
Dislikes: Although I cut a size 3 for my two-year old daughter, whose measurements clearly fit within a size 3, I thought the length seemed a little too short. Next time, I would lengthen the dress by about an inch or so. Also, since this is an "infant-toddler pattern, it would have been really nice if it came with diaper cover option. Oh well, I'm sure I'll find a diaper cover in another pattern, but until then, my daughter's diaper will play peek-a-boo!
Cotton purchased from Jo-Ann's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Version B of this pattern calls for a gathered ruffle about 3/4s of the way down on the dress, but since I thought the length was a little too short, I decided to place the ruffle along the hem of the dress. By doing this, I was able to add about a 1/2 inch to the length. I think the ruffle looks really cute at the bottom and gives the hem a nicer finish.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would definitely sew this and other versions again in the future. I would also recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, basic dress to keep your toddler cool in the heat!
This dress was a fun project and turned out nicely. It was also my first attempt at creating buttonholes, and amazingly, they came out okay!