I loved making this dress. It's a beautiful fit, especially over the back and neckline. I used a double gauze which I found a bit tricky to work with and some of the steps were quite fiddly - I had never done a gather in that way and I think if I made this again I would do it a different way. I'm quite tall so I extended the dress on the pattern pieces - a bit too much in the end as it ended up longer than I wanted so I had to shorten the hem which reduced the slit/curve. But I will definitely make this again now I know what I'm doing! I think image 3B in the instructions is wrong? It shows the pins down the long side when the instruction asks you to work on the shorter (curved) side. But all in all a great pattern.
This was a pattern that was love at first sight! The instructions on how to make this lovely ballet-inspired top were so well written and easy to understand. I love it when the details of a pattern fall into place with the instructions. The recommended lightweight fabric makes this a perfect top for summer or if you just happen it live where it's HOT you can wear all the time! It's the little details that make this pattern so great!
Just need to find time to make it now!
Super summer sun dress and top, easy and quick to make up. I didn't use french seams as I wanted to adjust the fit around the bust and hips (I'm pear shaped so combined two sizes). Instructions very easy to follow, only fiddly part is finishing the straps. I also made a fabric belt, and may add belt loops to keep this positioned in a high waist.. thank you!!
I love this pattern. I made the top with my upper bust size and FBA, and it fits perfectly, in cotton. Then I made the dress out of dark red linen, and it's gorgeous. I wore it for 4th of July! I love all the finishing details, and how the garment comes out beautifully, inside and out. I can't wait to make another!