|Pattern Description: |
Loose fitting, pullover, straight dresses; above midknee length, have cowl collar, front and back neckline pleats, drop shoulders, slanted pockets in dart seams.
8-10-12 (I made 12 all through, but would definitely make a smaller bodice next time)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes -- but not too much the same on me. Somehow I did not become magically taller and thinner by wearing this...
Also, the pattern description is a bit misleading -- the only difference between the two dresses is that View A has a pleat at the bottom front hem. The cover drawing makes it appear that View B is more fitted but it is not different in any way, aside from that hem pleat.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, really easy. I was able to figure out the cowl & pockets easily.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the neckline and the dart seam pockets. The simplicity of the pattern was also really appealing; just a few pieces and easy construction, no fastenings to worry about.
Dislike -- the dress is very sack like without a belt, just as it appears on the pattern cover (and it's even more so when you are quite short). I made the bodice size 12 but there is a lot of ease in this. A LOT. So I would make it again in a 10 or even perhaps 8 even though I am generally a 12/14. As long as I wear a camisole I am fine to wear this out but would never wear it without a belt. So next go, I'll try to have less fabric in the top half. The bottom was perfect, and as mentioned, the pockets are great.
A navy cotton-linen blend that has a nice drape.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I should have cut the bodice smaller. Will do so next time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm definitely going to try this again with a little more size adjustments. I love the feel of it on, just want to fit it a little better to me. It was a quick, easy pattern overall.
I like this dress, and learned a new pocket construction technique while making it. The pattern is okay, nothing unusual or hard to follow.