Good Morning! I am so excited about my dress today because it's the same pattern I used to make the high-low skirt tutorial this time I knew I could make the matronly looking pattern look sassy so I used it as a base pattern and just made it a little more modern. I knew that I needed it to be form fitting and I wanted to make it a midi length but I didn't have enough fabric so I made it as long as my fabric allowed.
This is just a great example of a pattern that most of us would just pass on because the pattern images are not appealing but like I always say, you have to look beyond the pattern pics! I always look at the technical sketch because that gives me a clear indication of what I can do to update the pattern.
Pattern Description: Misses Dresses
Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8 and then chopped off about 4" all around to get the look I wanted.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Ummmm, not really, LOL
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them because I was on my own path at that point.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It is a good basic-build on pattern
Fabric Used: Black/White Striped DK
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Well, I took in the enormous amount of ridiculous ease that is in this pattern and made it form fitting, I pegged it at the knee and added length to the hem.
Would you sew it again? I will use it again as a build up pattern.
Would you recommend it to others? with modifications...yes
B5706 Dress, Steve Madden Pumps, DIY Red Leather Obi Belt, F21 Necklace, BCBG Bracelet