A LITTLE TASTE OF SUNSHINE
Pattern Description: MISSES' DRESSES: Empire dresses A, B with close fitting, self-lined bodice, have princess seams, shoulder straps, gathered skirt with side zipper closing; dress A has ruffles; dress B has flowers.
I made the dress sans ruffles or flowers.
Pattern Sizing: 12-20. I made a size 16, but the bodice was too large and had to be altered.
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 easy, it took about 2 hours to make.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes...I liked the princess seams on the bodice...made for easy FBA and fitting. I made my usual size 16 and had to take in the sides of the bodice by about an inch on each side.
Fabric Used: Sunny yellow linen blend from Hancocks...
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I used an invisible zipper and I cut the back bodice with a center seam due to a shortage of material. I did an FBA using the princess seams and added my standard 2 inches to the bodice length at the bust... I also added 3 inches to lower skirt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, It makes a nice summer dress.