A classic design with a modern twist. This design has only 4 pattern pieces and a clever pleating technique at the waistline allows for the perfect custom fit.
XXS - XXL 32 bust - 44 bust
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very easy to follow. The diagrams are hand drawn rather than computer generated. The pleating technique used around the waist is a little confusing with the math calculations, but if you follow their example and use your own measurements, it's not to difficult. I did pin fit all of my pleats first to make sure I did the math correctly (math isn't my strong point!)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a very versatile pattern. I feel like June Cleaver in my version! Add ruffles to the sleeves and hem, or accent with just a plain fabric. Wear with a belt or without.
Quilting cotton for both the main fabric and the covered buttons and belt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! This is such a fun dress and very comfortable to wear.
A fun dress with a "perfect fit" waistline. Click Here for more views on my blog and to read about my Dritz covered buttons issues.