ummmm.... please excuse my do. the graduation ceremony was outside and it was quite windy so by the end of the day my hair was a hot mess!
Here's my review: V8574
Pattern Description: Slightly flared, mid-knee or evening length dress has close-fitting, lined sleeveless bodice, neck band, raised waist seam, front and back pleats, side seam pockets and back zipper.
6-12. I cut the 12 according to my measurements & size chart but had to put a couple of darts in the bodice.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were easy enough to follow although I didn't understand why certain pieces were constructed the way they were.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
As I said I didn't understand why certain pieces were constructed the way they instructed. If I made this pattern again, I would choose not to follow their instructions for the neckband. Also I wanted to line the bottom but I missed my window of opportunity by finishing the bodice/lining according to instructions.
All that being said I ADORE the dress. It's very comfy and I love that it has pockets. I was a bit concerned about the peek-a-boo in the front but it was just fine. Not overly revealing.
I found this fabric at Joann back in the springtime. I THINK it was from the Silky Prints. I'm pretty sure it's 100% poly.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I may sew it again. I like maxi dresses a lot.