Buying solid colored knits online hasn't been great for me. While it's easy to find the printed ITY-Types - because they are all about the same - the solids can be hit or miss. The names/weights/percentage of stretch and the descriptions confuse me terribly! I need a good knit learning resource.
I just want to find something like the I see in RTW, which is usually Cotton or Modal/Rayon 90-95%, Lycra 10-5%
Anyhow, here is the dress...
Pattern Description: Dress, mid-knee length, has close-fitting mock wrap bodice, flared skirt, contrast binding, side zipper, sleeve variations and tie belt.
Pattern Sizing:8-24, made a 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? same style, just with out the binding
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didnt use them since I wasnt making the binding. The instructions did include making a continuous binding which is pretty awesome I think
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it wasnt a true wrap. I love wrap dresses, but they always feel awkward with the opening on front skirt. This was very comfortable to wear. I also like the option of NOT doing binding. I like that look but I didnt have enough fabric. I dont like that the bodice is kind of low cut. i might add a little snap or hook to close it up some
Fabric Used: green Nylon/lycra knit. Hated it - this stuff wrinkles!!!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I didnt make the binding or belt since my fabric supply was low. I lined the front and back bodice (minus the sleeves)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?If I come across the right fabric I'd make it again with the binding.
Conclusion: Cute dress, classic style that you can spruce up or down.
Next up: Another wrap dress!