Pattern Description: Misses empire waist dress with sleeve, length and neckline variants
Pattern Sizing: Misses
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did! I'm on a roll!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy, tho I think that I would do the shoulder seam before the cuff pleats- doing them all as one piece instead of trying to match them up after you do each side. All those little tucks- oy- I grow woozy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This has a nice girlish shape and lots of variety- works great with border patterns too!
Fabric Used: a border print knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I skipped the zipper. Why have a zipper in a knit dress? Also, if I'd thought about that before cutting, I'd have skipped the center back seams completely . I've really got to start planning better! After my death there will be a room with nothing but zippers purchased for specific projects that didn't need them!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is a good basic shape with nice pleating details. I will try another variation definitely. This is my first time really enjoying a knit- I found a good stitch and a patient fabric.