Pattern Description: Close-fitting dress has overlapped right front, stitched hems and uneven front hemline. Topstitching. A: Bands. A,B: Welts. C: Single-layer flounce (wrong side shows).
Pattern Sizing: 18W to 32W
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? Yes, although they were somewhat unusual to me. You are instructed to sew the left front and back shoulder and side seams. Then sew corresponding facings. You are then instructed to sew the facing assembly to the left front and the back neckline, then sew the right side seam but not the right shoulder seam. After the sewing the front facing the right shoulder seam is sewn.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've made this before and did not like the hemmed flounce so this time I made the change described below.
Fabric Used: royal blue ponteroma knit from Hancock Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took my cue from a RTW dress I have that has a flounce and left the flounce edge unfinished. I trimmed away the hem allowance from the flounce and since I was using a knit I did not have to worry about the raw edges. Although the wrong side shows it is not as obvious since there is no sewn hem showing on the wrong side of the flounce. I like this look much better.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Now that I have the pattern alterations worked out I will make view A.
Conclusion: I almost did not give this pattern a chance. The modifications I have made on this dress and the first dress I made from this pattern make this pattern a keeper. I think th asymmetrical flounce is figure flattering.