Ok, this dress has been hanging out on my table for the last few days just waiting to be finished. Considering this is a dress I've sewn for the 5th time (the other 4 were sewn in my pre-blog days), I had way too many snaffu's this go around. For starters, I underestimated the amount of fabric I needed to cut the back panel and ended up short and having to sut the back on the bias. Boy that's never happened before!!! I didn't feel too nervous about this since poplin's a pretty stable fabric and the stretch on the bias wasn't too much. But to keep the seams and zipper seam from stretching I stabilized the seams with stay tape. So I fixed that problem. Then I sewed in a perfect zipper on Saturday night only to cut the zipper stops off without adding less bulky new ones and the zipper came apart (eye rolling). Well at any rate, the dress is done, silly snaffu's and all, and it turned out quite nice. Here's the review....
Sleeveless princess seam dress with v-neck slit, back zipper and back split
I cut the size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, super easy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the v-neck slit and the princess seam design.
Cotton poplin in black with burgundy, pink, and white flowers.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I folded 1 1/4" out of the center back panels since I have a narrow back.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is an awesome pattern. It's easy to sew and yields such chic results! It's definitely my TNT princess seam dress. I've made at least 4 others of these. Unfortunately it's OOP but it would be worth tracking down. You definitely won't be dissapointed!