I had a nice weekend that included a bit of sewing and shopping (shhhh, I'm on a fabric diet....ahem). I was able to cut and sew this up quickly and wear it to work for Monday. Here's my review.
Pattern Description: Fitted dress with tapered skirt has lined bodice and elasticized waist. I made view C.
Pattern Sizing: BB(8-10-12-14), E5(14-16-18-20-22). I cut a straight 18.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they were very easy. Although, I didn’t line the bodice, so I just glanced at them for the pleats and elasticized waist.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is a nice dress that can easily transition from day to evening. I wore it to work with a black cardigan, but could go out on the town by simply changing shoes and jewelry.
Fabric Used: Bright Indigo Blue Ponte Roma Knit from Joann Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took Erica's lead and omitted the lining and added 2 1/4" to the bodice and 2 ½" to the skirt. I also stabilized the neckline and shoulder seams with clear elastic.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I will try another one of the versions of this dress. I definitely recommend it as well.
Conclusion: A great dress that can do double duty for work and play. When I gave the UPS guy our shipments he asked if I was going out to dinner after work in my pretty dress. Since Kenny has been our UPS guy since before I started working at my company, this is the first compliment I think I've ever received. Thanks Kenny!
I am going to cut out a Vogue pattern tonight and hopefully start working on it to wear later this week.