Pattern Description: "This adorable and stylish, yet very simple knit dress is perfect for a day in the office, for having lunch at a cafe, or for just hanging out with friends.
With set in sleeves and back darts there is enough structure and shaping to make sure the dress is not too casual, but since it is made from knit fabric, it is as comfortable to wear as a t-shirt - only aeons more stylish!
The neckline and sleeve edges add a little contrasting interest to the dress - and makes it possible to play with fun fabric combinations!"
Pattern Sizing:XS-XXL. Sizing is offered in separate B cup and C cup downloads and a link to FBA adjustment instructions is also provided.
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?Super simple and nicely written, they include lots of helpful information and tips on fabric selection, layout and marking. They seem to be written for a beginner sewist in a well organized and straightforward manner.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I really like the shape of this dress. With two back darts but no bust darts, it's fitted enough to be flattering but loose enough to be comfortable. The wide oval neckline and contoured neck band are just a little bit different (in a good way!). The cuffs on the 3/4 length sleeves are just the right width. My only quibble is that you must add your own seam allowances.
Fabric Used:Chocolate brown and ivory nylon lycra in a chain link print.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:No changes were made at all. I would have liked to have found the right color solid fabric to do contrast neckband and cuffs but that was not to be. Interfacing is recommended as an option for the neckband.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely- it's a great basic knit dress pattern and you can purchase it reasonably and download it right here on Pattern Review.
Conclusion: A nice quick make that would be great in any type of knit fabric and looks cute with tights, boots and a scarf.