(Pic taken on smart phone during overcast skies doesn't do color justice! The fabric is BRIGHT Fuschia!!!! You can see it better in pics below. Color aside, my child is quite the little character. So much fun and full of life. Every bit like her Dad:))
Time to Sew:
This was actually an easy one. A little less than 5 hours. It only has 4 pieces and went together quickly.
Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
About a 3. Super easy!
Girl's dress with fitted bodice and pleated skirt. I made view D.
I cut a size 5 for my daughter.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!
(It was pretty chilly so I paired the dress with a black bolero, tights and cute strappy sandals.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the shoulder straps and the pleated skirt. I just knew the dress would be stunning in a crisp fabric such as a taffeta. I didn't like how the pleats were positioned in the back of the dress. My daughter's "tooshie" made the protrude and created a bit of a bubble effect. It wasn't bad I just didn't like the fullness.
Bright fuchsia taffeta with black embossed velvet design.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*I didn't use seam binding on the neckline. Instead I serged it, turned it under and sewed the edge.
*I added a lining to the skirt. The taffeta needed the support.
*I added a velvet belt, bow, and used a store bought flower as embellishments.
What would you do differently next time?:
I made all the changes I wanted so I don't think anymore would be needed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love this dress so I plan to sew it again. I'm not always happy with little girl dress patterns so when I find one I want I hold onto it and reuse it!
Not much! I made this dress for a Father/Daughter Banquet at our church so it's really a one time wear dress. May even get another opportunity to wear it if she doesn't grow out of it first.
Here's a few extra pics from the night's event....
(Some serious posing LOL! I honestly don't know what my daughter's trying to do!!! LOL)
(Hanging out at the table with her Godsis and Goddad)
(Cuddling with Dad)
(My fave pic of the night---Hubby, Daughter, our Goddaughter, and her Dad (also our daughter's Goddad). Those are some good looking folks!!!!)