|Pattern Description: Loose-fitting tops with front drape gathered into loop, dropped shoulder, seam details and stitched hems. A,B: sleeveless. C,D short or long kimono type sleeves.|
Pattern Sizing:Misses 8-22. I made a 16 but should have increased to an 18 from the underarm down.
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?Very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Love the gathered front and curved seam detail which doesn't really show up in a print (and I didn't even realize it was a seam in the pattern envelope drawing--it just looked like part of a fold.
Fabric Used:Black and white very stretchy knit from my stash purchased at Fabric.com. I believe it was a rayon/lycra.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Technically, none. However, after it was sewn, I hand stitched the neckline a couple inches higher. The original is MUCH lower than it looks on the pattern envelope and dipped all the way down to the middle of my bra band--not a pretty sight at my age!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes and yes! I wanted to try this pattern because I thought it would make a cute maxi dress for summer. I made it up in the tunic length and plan both a maxi and a short version. I even think it would be a great LBD in a black jersey at dress length. One word of caution, however. Like most dresses that have an empire cut or even a wrap look, it can make the breasts look like a Vegas showgirl or, worse yet, a couple of headlights. When I make it again, I will either go up one size or do an FBA of some sort.
Conclusion: Nice dress that's very easy to make up in a flash.