Time to Sew:
About 2.5 hours
Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
It's a 3, very easy.
Loose fitting overlapped bodice with elasticized waist and semi fitted skirt.
I cut the size 8 for the bodice and graded to a size 12 for the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the drapey bodice. It looks really grecian.
It's a poly knit blend given to me from a friend who lives in Portugal.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Nothing serious---just made my usual changes. I stabilized the shoulders with clear elastic and used my coverstitch machine to finish the neckline and armholes. I did add 3" length to this pattern and it still was a bit short on me so I didn't hem it. I think I will go back and do so but very narrowly.
What would you do differently next time?:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I probably will! I loved the style and wholeheartedly recommend it to others!
I think this would be cute to wear with a tailored white jacket---or even a black or blue one! It would also look great with a cardigan for the Fall.