When Joann Fabrics sent me this Polka Dot Mesh Fabric I immediately thought of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink especially since they also sent me this fabric in pink ;-) I knew when I saw the fabric that I wanted to use it for V8870 because it would allow me to keep the fabric in its original form without having seam lines cutting into my polka dots. I even altered the top (polka dot) layer so I could avoid having to make a dart at the bust.
My review of the pattern is below along with the "Get The Look" links.
Pattern Sizing: I cut the Small
Fabric Used: Polka Dot Mesh White (Fabric provided by Joann Fabric & Craft)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a very simple dress to make and the instructions were clear. I did not use them because I was using a mesh fabric and needed to underline my bodice so I just did it my way and the skirt I just cut out in both fabrics and joined them at the waist before attaching them to my bodice.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love High-Low hems and this one just looked to cute to pass up. Plus it is pretty quick to make which means I can make several to wear on the weekends and be cute!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Just the ones I mentioned above in regards to the underlining.
Would you sew it again? Yep
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, this is a great pattern with nice variations to the bodice and hem.
DIY Dress (Fabric provided by Joann Fabric) HERE Similar Dress HERE, HERE / Aldo Heeled Sandals HERE / NY&Co. Flower Belt (old)