|Pattern Description: A retro 1940's dress with choice of v-neck or high choker neck and two sleeve lengths|
Pattern Sizing: I think I made a straight 14. I could have done the 12 with the knit, but wanted to be sure it would fit without being overly risque.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although I did mix up the views on purpose - I wanted the v-neck, all one fabric with the full-length sleeves.
Were the instructions easy to follow? For the most part. As others have mentioned, the gathering is a bit difficult if you're not careful. The front facing can get out of hand quickly if you're not used to this sort of thing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the stying of it. It's an incredibly flattering silhouette without being "look at me, I'm in period clothing!", if you know what I mean.
Fabric Used: Some slinky, stretchy deal from Jo-Ann fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I switched the sleeves in with the v-neck, which was easy. I also left out the zipper; as others have mentioned, with a knit it is not necessary. I did try to put it in, but it looked awful without interfacing, so I just decided to try it without. It worked fine.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might. I really enjoy this dress and I feel very comfortable and pretty in it. I would recommend it to others.
Conclusion: Definitely worth a second look if you like the style and want a flattering dress that has a few neat elements in it.