New Look 6785
My daughter is a happy camper, for a moment I believed she didn't think I would finish it, since I slipped in another sewing project when I should've been working on her dress.
Pattern Sizes: A 6-16
Were the instructions easy to follow? For the most part the instructions were easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter selected this pattern and she liked the style and especially the gathered sleeves. We were not in favor of the patch pockets.
I did experience problems with the yoke and sleeve and had to read that section several times before I baste stitched. There was quite a bit of fumbling with the gathers on the sleeves and yoke center front. Also, I had to reduce the seam allowance because there was not enough ease for her to raise her arms, so I removed the baste stitching along the armcye and restitched doing a 1/4" seam allowance.
Fabric Used: 100% lt. blue cotton
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Initially, I cut for a size 10 and had to go down to a size 8. Also, we decided to omit the pockets and lengthen it for a dress. Instead of using interfacing for the yoke I used a cotton paisley fashion fabric instead and made a belt using the paisley fabric. I felt I should've put in a lining, but she decided she will wear a full slip.
Would you sew it again? My daughter already has an order for another one and would like it done in a jersey fabric.
Conclusion: She likes it a lot and although she wouldn't let me take a pic, b/c of hair issues, the dress look really nice on her with her 4" heels...lol