Pattern Description: MISSES’ DRESS: Close fitting, lined dress has left side invisible zipper,left dart and left pleats from drape effect.
Pattern Sizing: 16-22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the front pleating/drape and the sleeve length.
Fabric Used: Ity Jersey purchased at G Street
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had a difficult time with the pleating, which may have been because I wanted the white part of the print on the bottom and cut it off grain to get it. This make my pleats hang open alot.
To make matters worse I cut it 2 sizes too big. I took in the sides by about 2 inches first, which did not completely fix the problem. I just had to extend the seam for the pleats about 3 inches and the problem was solved but it was a closer fit than I wanted. I still love the dress. The sleeve cap has alot of ease in it so I had to take them off and adjust. I might do it again one of them still isnt flat. I did not line the dress, only folded it over and used my coverstitch for the neckline and hemming.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew it again in a double knit as the pattern suggests. I dont think I’ll have the problems I had above. Yes I highly recommend.
Conclusion: A great flattering dress.