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? Not really, but I needed this pattern as a guide for the dress I intended to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern pieces are printed on very stiff paper making pinning challenging. The instructions are not very detailed and there are minimal illustrations.
Fabric Used: Stretch satin and tulle
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I modified the side drape to suit the needs of the gown as I needed to insert a zipper. The pattern closes the skirt with ties. I also omitted the waistband in order to add a bodice.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will use this pattern again to recreate the popular trend of formals with side draping like this. I would recommend this pattern as a teaching tool.
Conclusion: This dress was created for a dear designer friend who is being treated for cancer. This and another gown were made to show as part of a collection for a charity fundraiser "Fashion Fights Cancer" that took place last evening at the Detroit Opera House. He saw the cover image on the book Vogue: The Covers and asked if I could create something close to that design for the show. The dress that you see is what I came up with. I probably put in about 14 hours of work between planning, cutting and sewing. I donated my sewing time and the dress for the auction. There was no time to make a muslin, I just made a size 4 and prayed that one of the models could fit into it.