Here’s my review on the dress…
Pattern Description: Pattern 2248, Misses' dress with sleeve and back variations
Pattern Sizing: The pattern comes in sizes 4-20. I cut out a size 10.
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? The instructions were very easy to follow, although got slightly confused on the part about the pleats and how they had to be finished up. The brain got a bit fuzzy on that. The instructions felt easier too when you are making a pattern that only has facings instead of lining.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the option to have piping on the straps and the button back makes for a nice change than just a zip.
Fabric Used: A stretch cotton. I picked up the blue piping from Tessuti in Chatswood
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Nothing at all.
Would you sew it again? I might sew this bad boy again in an evening fabric, and finish it off with a diamante button on the back – how sophisticated of me!
Conclusion: After finishing the dress and trying it on I actually ended up thinking that it wasn’t so bad after all, and I might actually wear it! I like the blue piping contrasted with the fabric and I love the fit on the bust and waist area. The back detail with the so cute button leaves me feeling quite happy with the outcome. This is why I love sewing – you can’t predict whether you will like something until it’s finished and you’re wearing it. With the fabric being such a bargain, I managed to make this dress under $20 once you add in notions and the pattern – love it!