|Pattern Description: Close-fitting, mid-knee or below mid-calf length dresses A, B, C, D, E, F have bodice with pleats and darts, midriff, yoke, topstitched trim and back zipper. A, B, D, E: cap raglan sleeves. C, F: long raglan sleeves. A, B, C: tapered, back slit and stitched hem. D, E, F: flared with narrow hem.|
Pattern Sizing: 14-16-18-20
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but my daughter asked for short sleeves and a much shorter skirt. I made the flared skirt, which looks great, even when shorted by 10.5 cm to be mid thigh.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, there were no instructions that were complicated.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It would have suited me to have it a little blouson but my daughter wanted a much closer fit. I am not that experienced with sewing stretch fabric. I had to do a lot of alterations but it was quite easy. The stretch of fabric would change the design.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to modify the back and sew the raglan sleeves in by a further 6 mm to make the neck sit flat. I cut about another 3cm from the whole back seam. The skirt was made shorter as were the sleeves. I made a small dart by hand to further bring in the waist in the midriff section.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? With the stretch I would cut it 1-2 sizes smaller than measurements but it would have to be by trial and error. Next time I'll not sew the seams double or topstitch until the first fit.
Conclusion: It is a comfortable now good fiting dress!