Pattern Description: Misses’ dress with sleeve and bodice variations including flattering drape and ruffle detail. New Look sewing pattern.
Pattern Sizing: The smallest size is 8 so I cut that and then made changes to the patterns because I knew it would be too big in the bodice and waist. I ended up taking out almost 3.5″ from the bodice.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes I suppose it does.
Were the instructions easy to follow? They are really easy to understand and are pretty clear throughout.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the pattern very much, I like the style of the dress and I really liked the flounce and sleeves. The one thing I should have done but failed to measure first was add length to the dress, I would have preferred it fall just below my knee.
Fabric Used: I used a Red Double Knit found HERE
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: aside from fitting adjustments I did not make any significant changes to the design; I did however fully line the dress using a red tricot fabric (HERE) because it called for facings and I HATE facings. Such a nice dress should have been lined anyway, they were trip pin by making it with facings.
Would you sew it again? No probably not but I will try the other views.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes