Pattern Description: Dress has ruffles, semi-fitted, lined bodice and inset, raised waist and back zipper. A: self-lined sleeves. A and B: semi-fitted skirt and stitched hem. C: lined sleeves and narrow hem.
Designed for light weight woven fabrics.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 22 I made a 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: I found the ruffled neckline to be very flattering. The tab prevents gaping. I also like the raised waistline of the dress.
Dislike: My only dislike was sewing the zipper on top of the bodice lining. Next time I'm going to line the entire dress and use an invisible zipper.
Fabric Used: I used a cotton patchwork Madras from Mood Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the lower bodice as always.
I ended up adding close to an inch of length to the upper bodice front to keep a horizontal seam line below the bust.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! I plan to make several more versions if possible!
Conclusion: I adore the fit of this pattern and would like sew it in a dressier fabric this fall.
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