I really like this pattern, this is my fourth make for view A/B/C. I have a short sleeved tunic length in pink floral, a long sleeved tunic length version in purple floral, a 3/4 sleeve long T/short tunic length in bold stripes. This time, I made a knee length dress in soft, tropical print ITY knit.
I needed a dress that would be cool and comfortable to wear outdoors on warm summer nights. I wanted a full style that did NOT cling to the body, so I picked this top/dress pattern, and made it knee length.
To keep it light and airy, I used a three thread rolled hem on the sleeves and hem. I knew from previous makes that the two side bust panels fit better when the end is extended a couple of inches. Basically, those couple of inches function as the FBA on this shirt.
The first time I made this pattern I found the collar section a little confusing, but after making several versions of this top I know how it works and it went together quickly. I cut and assembled the dress in one afternoon, except for the rolled hems.
I really love this dress. The ITY knit doesn’t wrinkle, making it a great dress to pack for traveling
Pattern Description: Misses top or short dress
Pattern Sizing: Regular misses
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions are clear and all the notches line up
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the gathered feature at the bust, and the collar
Fabric Used: ITY knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Lengthened the dress to knee length
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is my fourth time making this pattern, so I’m not sure I’ll make it again. But I do recommend it!