MISSES' DRESS: Fitted through bust and waist, semi-fitted through hips. Fully lined and underlined, has front darts and seam variations. Sleeve backs have exposed zippers. Center back and sleeve zippers have self fabric pull tabs.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Very close. Skirt ended up being looser from hips to hem than the semi-fitted look I was expecting.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were average, no elaboration. Must know how to handle pivot seaming and underlining as no additional instruction is provided.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I chose it due to the strong design in shoulders; I felt it would play well with my body shape. I was intrigued by the sleeve seaming, cuff zippers and pull tabs.
Crepe de Chine (polyester) outer fabric, cotton plain weave underlining and poly lining
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shortened bodice. Broad back and square shoulder adjustment. Additional ease added to sleeves. Lengthened hem 2 inches.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Personally I tend not to remake patterns. I really liked this pattern and I would recommend it if you like a fitting challenge and lots of pattern pieces in a simple silhouette.
Fun to sew and easy to wear.
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