|Pattern Description: |
Halter, mid-calf length dress has collar and collar band, edgestitch and topstitch trim, fly button bodice front closing, snap skirt front and welt pockets under side drape, forming belt.
6 - 20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Just to give you an idea - there are 72 different pictures/steps in the instructions. The baggy pockets are supposed to have welt pockets inside of them, but I decided to skip that step and left the pocket open, since I highly doubted I would ever actually use them as pockets. So right now, if someone were to put there hand in my pocket, they could tickle my leg - now that would be interesting! I didn't skip the welt pockets step because it was too difficult, I simply didn't think they were needed and it would add extra bulk to an area that is already emphasized by the pattern design. Overall, the instructions were very clear with lots of pictures. Beware - there is alot of topstitching! If I remember right, I went thru two spools of thread during the construction process. I made a size 10 and the fit is perfect.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the style - very interesting with lots of different angles and lines in the design. Dislike - again - lots and lots of topstitching.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No changes this first time of construction. I made a size 10 and the fit is perfect. Next time, I'll change the fly button front in the bodice and opt for some fancy buttons down the front instead. Also, I would extend the buttons/buttonholes all the way to the top neck edge. The buttons on this version don't start until the bustline, but that is easily changed if you like.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again, maybe in a print and ignore all of the topstitching.
A nice summer dress with a unique style.
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