Pattern Sizing: 16 - 22, which was the only size left and adjusted the pattern for a size 14 by taking in the side seams.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No.
Were the instructions easy to follow? This dress consisted of 2 pieces, so it was beyond easy. My mom's favorite expression for an easy project.... "Even Ray Charles could've sewn this"...lol
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I LOVE this pattern, although my version is more of a jumper. As for dislike, this pattern doesn't have any shaping unless you use the belt.
Fabric Used: Stretch suiting - Dk Grey Pinstripe
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: This pattern went through a process of elimination. I didn't use the sleeves, facings and belt. I serged all the seams and folded the edges to the wrong side. To add a lil shaping I did back darts.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'm already planning another one as soon as I can get to JoAnns for some more fabric. If you are looking for a jumper with a lil twist, I highly recommend this pattern to others.
Conclusion: Initially I had reservations about the ruffle blouse, but after I'd remove 4" from the hem and added the darts for a lil shaping, I must say I like the look, which is a total twist from my conservative style.