I loved this pattern when I saw it in the vogue catalog. Then I seen the perfect fabric at Hancock fabrics and knew I just had to make this dress. I don't know why but I do love bows. It gives the dress a little bit of a vintage feel and I seem to be loving all things vintage right now. I've been reading some wonderful blogs on vintage sewing and checking out some of the vintage patterns for sale on Etsy.
Pattern Description:Semi-fitted dresses have lined bodice, midriffs, back zipper closures and topstitching details. A: mid-knee length and cap sleeves with elastic casing. B: 6" above ankle length, sleeveless.
6-20 I used a straight 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes the only difference was the contras fabric I used for the bow.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the sleeves and the big bow in the front.
Poplin from Hancock Fabrics. I love this fabric it's so easy to work with.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used a invisible zipper and contras fabric for the bow.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would like to sew this again maybe the sleeveless version. I may leave of the bow for a more casual look next time.
I wore this dress to Church last week and it was comfy and cool on.