This pattern was on my wishlist for a long time, so I was very happy to find it under the Christmas tree. I was visiting my older sister and her family on Bainbridge Island, WA over Christmas/New Years, and they have a very nice fabric shop where I found this most amazing Italian Cotton on sale. I knew right away it would be perfect for this dress. It is lightweight with a beautiful drape. It is a black and purple herringbone weave. It shimmers differently depends on which way one looks at it. Very tough to photograph.
It looks good with petticoat...
...and without. Although I prefer the petticoat look.
The only change I made is I didn't interface the collar. Otherwise I made a size 2 without any alterations.
All seams besides the waist seam are finished with black rayon seam binding. The waist seam is serged. I forgot why I didn't use the seam binding here as well.
A semi-circle skirt provides volume without the extra bulk of pleats or gathers at your waist, so you get a clean, streamlined look that's still beautifully feminine. The bodice is fitted with waist darts, while still providing just enough room to keep things comfortable.
0 - 18 (Bust 33" - 46")I made a size 2 according to my bust measurement and it fits perfectly.
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?Very thorough and easy to follow instructions. They also offer a Sew-Along
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing to dislike about this pattern
Fabric Used:Italian Cotton in purple/black, lightweight, very nice drape
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't interface the collar
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I did already sew it again, and I highly recommend this pattern.
Love this dress!
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