Pattern Description: Misses‚Äô dress in knee or maxi length has fitted bodice and pleated skirt with pockets. Add gathered sleeves or belt.
Pattern Sizing: 4-20. I cut a 16 in the shoulders and bust and tapered to a 14 in the waist and hips.
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? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the princess seam lines with the surplice front and halter neck. I also love the maxi skirt with the soft pleats. My only dislike relates more to fitting so I don't think that is necessarily a problem of the pattern.
Fabric Used: Rayon Challis, specifically Anna Maria Horner Sinister Swarm in Tangerine from Hart's Fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I tried to do a modified FBA (read details on my blog).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may make this again but will do a traditional FBA from a size 14 bodice.
Conclusion: Overall, I love my dress. I think the style offers some unique features and it is quick and easy to sew up. I recommend the pattern if you are comfortable with bust alterations when needed or are prepared to do a bodice muslin.