|Pattern Description: |
Semi-fitted, flared, pleated dresses have underlays and invisible back zipper. A: Bias neck and armhole binding. B: Self-lined sleeves.
I did B.
I made the 8 for my daughter who measures, 33.5-27.5-37 (which the pattern envelope says should be a size 12). I used 5/8" seams on the red(muslin) and it fit like a charm, although I must say she wanted it to be very close-fitted.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, even the length, which I did the 1 1/2" the pattern allowed and my daughter is 5'6"
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Lots of pieces, lots of seams, you certainly get your moneys worth of stitching out of this one. The underlay pleats are very forgiving of not perfect seaming, always something I like in a pattern
My daughter fell in love with the black/silver brocade jacquard at JoAnn's, so I figured I'd make a practice dress from the poly/Georgette that was on sale, I underlined it with a cotton batiste for body.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Not a thing, it fit right out of the envelope. Although the bust seems to be a little high, maybe I would lower it if I made this again, for now she is just going to have to tighten those bra straps.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe, one for me at some point in time. It's a pretty flattering style.
Lots of pieces, lots of cutting, lots of seaming, pretty cute dress.