I like the unique design features like the collar and the darts stitched on the outside. What I didn't like was some of the construction details. Following the instructions, this is what I came up for the collar and bands.
This is a hot mess! WTH. I almost chucked the entire project but after sleeping on it, I decided to fold a small tuck all away around to cover up the mess.
I'm not sure what to call the fabric I used. It looks like a ribbed ponte'. It could also be the reason my collar band looked such a mess!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As usual I made an FBA and a wide back adjustment. I also lengthed the bodice 1" and the skirt 2" as well as added width to the waist. To reduce the bodice to fit the skirt, I added an extra waist dart but didn't sew it on the outside.
After the wide back adjustment I took in a dart at the shoulder, sewing it on the outside but eliminated the skirt dart.
I eliminated the side zipper, the lining and the hook and eye. I added thread loops for the chain belt I purchased to wear specifically with tis dress.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I'd like to make it again in black.
I really like this dress. Put it on your list.