This dress was made for moving about. It has a few inches of ease, which has been shifted to the front so you can easily eat or move around without feeling constrained.While it is a semi-fitted pattern, it has a flattering silhouette that follows your curves since it is fitted at the bust and along the back.
A versatile pattern, it can be sewn up six different ways: as a scoop necked sheath or top, a sweetheart necked sheath or top, a yoked tank sheath or top. The instructions also include plenty of ideas to help you customize your pattern to match your style. Pattern Sizing:
0 to 14. I made the 8 but I'll make the 6 next time. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did. Here's my blog post. Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were. I usually sew in the back zipper earlier in the construction process but it's sewn in later and I'm really glad I followed the instruction steps. The construction is very cleverly thought out. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I made the sweetheart neckline because it's lovely to wear with a beautiful necklace. Check out the neckline.
I felt the style is very adaptable and can be worn loose or fitted.
I should have gone down a size because for me, it fits so much better when it's fitted. Especially for work purposes or a formal occassion.
I would wear this looser for weekend wear - but not too loose. Fabric Used:
The first test version is made from a medium weight cotton and synthetic lace on the sleeves. This is the first version with lace sleeves.
The second is a textured linen I bought in Portland a couple of years ago. Here's the purple version. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
After making the dresses up, I realised they look much better fitted. So I unpicked the side back seam and tightened the back dart and then resewed the dress again. Here's the back neckline. Have a look at links to the Dandelion testers on my blog post. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I want to try the top versions. They would be a versatile top for work or on weekends. I'm so motivated to make the top versions now. Conclusion:
It's great to have a pattern that has many variations, so you can reuse it but not look like it's the same outfit.