Great expectations, and when posing in ready made dress it looks great! There are several aspects of the design that are interesting especially the yoke construction. I used a lightweight cotton, with a slight one way stretch. However wearing it is not as carefree as expected. Neck line opening, where two halves cross is awkward and press stud, if using, creates pull in fabric as one moves arms, say, at the dinner table. The angle of the ties is awkward also as they angle down rather than at 90 degrees. This is especially pronounced as the side opening for the ties are slightly above the natural waist line ( for me anyway). At this point I am not sure if I will persevere and make it again with modifications. Seems like too much work for uncertain pay offs.
Wanted to try making a wrap dress and pleased with result. More complicated than I thought but good instructions, only dislike was the hole for the straps to come through and to be honest wished I’d made it without pockets . Gave it 4 stars as not completely happy with results , French seams made any alterations difficult to do as wrap not quite in the right place for my bust/ waistline and not sure any amount of pre measuring could have told me that . Will definitely make another of your patterns as really like detailed instructions often missing from other pdf patterns . Perhaps I’ll try an easier pattern!
The instructions for this pattern were so easy to follow- every step explained very well. I made the sleeveless, short version in chambray, graded between size 1on top and 2 on the bottom. Hits at my knee (I’m 5’3”) Love that there is no gape at the v neck. I plan on making this with sleeves and a warmer fabric for winter.
The top turned out beautifully. Clear and concise instructions. Bust adjustment instructions are included. This is a pattern I will make more than once.
I love this pattern and how easy it was to work with. I've had lots of experience with pdf sewing patterns and I really appreciate the attention to detail that was put into this one. I especially liked how you could turn sizes on and off in the PDF pattern when printing so you can isolate your size and avoid confusion when cutting out the pattern pieces. The instructions were very easy to follow, the end product was beautiful. This is a very high quality pattern and I would highly recommend it.