Well, This is the second time around for this pattern and is probably the last summer dress that I'll make this year. Here's my view:
Pattern Description: Four dresses with sleeve and neckline variations. Empire waist. The skirt is A line mid knee in length.
Pattern Sizing: 6 - 16.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did. Simple and cute.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy to follow-- no confusing steps.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the empire waist and the bodice variations. This pattern is a simple summer dress that can be dressed up or down. Nothing to dislike.
Fabric Used: The fabric is from my stash. It's a polyester/rayon twill that I purchased in 1994 from a mail order fabric store. Sorry I can't remember the name.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I only made minor alterations to the front bodice, added a few inches to the length and increased the depth of the skirt back darts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, but not until next summer. I'm planning my fall wardrobe now.
Conclusion: I like this cute little dress. It easy to sew, easy to wear, and can be dressed up or down. I would recommend it to beginners.
I've seen so many inspirational garments for the fall. It's time to sew my fall wardrobe. This weekend I'll look through my stash for some rich fall hues. And you know I will end up at Vogue Fabrics to supplement what I already have.
Anywho.., My DD received her awards for her entry in the poetry writing contest. She didn't win first prize ($10,000), but her poem was cited at the convention held in Vegas during the summer. She is the proud poet and I'm very happy that she is passionate about writing.