From Winter to Spring to Summer, this is a perfect transition dress!
Fabric suggestions - A variety of knit fabrics will work here but we recommend medium weight knits for a more structured look. The pattern will work for lighter weight knits like rayon jersey as well. We do recommend lining the skirt if you are using lightweight knits." (From PR website)
|Even in this one, at the making stage, you can see that the inverted pleats don't lie nicely. |
I didn't realise it was this bad even then!
|Showing extension to back height|
|Close up view of front at the front and back under that.|
|This doesn't look too bad - but in reality it was much worse|
|this is the kind of difference in length I was faced with|
- Perhaps just gathering instead of pleats? I'm not a fan of gathering.
- Altering my shape ie losing weight, which I want to do, anyway. However, I am sewing clothes for how I am now so that's not an option for this dress and the blue dress had problems with the pleats even when I was lighter.
- Not continuing with it. This style is not flattering and the colour is not my best. David found it unflattering - style, type of fabric and colour
- F - Fit. It must fit well
- L - Like. I should like everything I try to make for myself.
- F - Flattering - even when it's ‘only’ a functional garment.
- F - it doesn't fit. The bodice and sleeves feel tight. The least said about the skirt, the better!
- L - I don't like it. This is a combination of fit, fabric, style and colour
- F - it isn't flattering. This includes the style of the dress - even if it fitted, it wouldn't flatter as the style is just not for me
I can recommend it to others as it is easy to sew, looks easy to wear and looks good on the pattern testers." Overall - 'Pattern okay but did not work for me'