|Pattern Description: Ready for your close-up? This lined, above-the-knee-length, A-line dress features a hidden, on-seam, front kangaroo pocket and an invisible back zipper. View A has a stand-away, roll collar and 3/4-length cuffed sleeves. View B includes a ruffle collar and gathered, bias-bound, 3/4-length sleeves.|
Pattern Sizing: 6M-12
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, I love Oliver and S instructions. Always very thorough and informative. Its like a sewing lesson.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Did you read the description?! So many special details to love about this dress. I sewed View B with the ruffle collar, 3/4 length sleeve which is gathered both at the cap and at the hem onto a bias binding. My girls love the kangaroo pocket.
Fabric Used: A printed cotton bottomweight and a pink stretch suiting, both from JoAnn.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None, other than using a contrast fabric for the yoke and sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I love this pattern. It is my favorite thing I've made for my girls yet. I don't have immediate plans to sew it again, but I definitely would like to.
Conclusion: A great dress with lots of special details.
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