|Pattern Description: |
Lined, mid-knee length dresses have fitted bodice, princess seams, A-line or straight skirt and back zipper.
Misses, Misses Petite (8-24)
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 are very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the silhouette of this dress and I like the fit.
I used black ponte knit and white ponte knit fabric
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This is the second time I've made this dress, so I did change it up just a little. Since I used a ponte knit fabric, I decided to omit the zipper. Sometimes when I add a zipper to a knit, event though I stabilize the zipper opening, the fabric ripples or doesn't lay flat like it does on a woven fabric. Because of the knit fabric, I was thinking that I would easily be able to pull the dress over my head without the use of a zipper. I was partially correct. I can slip it on and off over my head, but it does take some wiggling! In an effort to keep as much stretch in the bodice as possible, I substituted a knit underlining in place of the traditional lining, but I did use rayon ambience lining for the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I now have two versions of this dress, but I just might sew it one more time. I'd really like to sew the pleated skirt option. I do recommend this pattern. It is a timeless wardrobe staple.
I like the classic lines of this dress. It is not a fad that will go out of style next season. It is also quick to sew and easy to fit. There are more photos on my blog.