Partially lined, pullover dress has short dolman sleeves, elasticized waistline and neckline with tie ends, stitched hems and above mid-knee length. Purchased stoppers for tie ends.
I cut a size 12 for the bodice and graded up to a 14 for the waist and skirt.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, Yes, Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The sleeves and elasticized neckline.
(love that neckline!!!)
Rayon Jersey from Jo-Ann's. I think it came from one of the tribal collections.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-I added about 7" to the length since this bad boy was pretty short and would extra short on me since I'm tall. I figured mid knee length would be good for me especially since I wanted to sometimes wear this to church.
-For the record I always end up using much less elastic than recommended. This rayon jersey was so stretchy that I had to tighten the elastic up a bit to keep the dress from stretching out of shape too much.
-Also I didn't use the casing pattern. Instead I created a casing out of the seam allowance. I made a 6/8" s.a. instead of the normal 5"8. I serged the s.a. edge and left a bit open to insert the elastic. I didn't bother sewing the casing to the skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think so, it's such a cute little dress. I'd love to make it in a solid color so the design details shows much better.
Cute fun and quick little dress!