Vogue 1086 - Electric Blue Dress11:00 AM
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes... very easy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? First of all, I was excited when I first saw this pattern, being that it is a Tracy Reese design. This pattern and all of its construction methods really live up to being based on a high-end RTW garment. All of the seams are encased french seams and the zipper tape is bound. The pleating detail on the front and back is so flattering. And all of the pieces are so well drafted!
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The bodice is drafted with princess seams and I made a typical shoulder princess seam FBA. I also raised the neckline by almost 2 inches. It was way too low for a daydress (I plan to wear this with flat gladiator sandals too), and one bend over away from a wardrobe malfunction. I also raised the armscye. I didn't want my bra band showing everytime I raised my arm. I had to lengthen by 3 inches, because as you know, I pretty much lengthen everything. I added a lining to the skirt part. It was scandalously see-through. Think Princess Diana.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No, I wouldn't sew it again... it's just too many more designs I'd like to make. However, I would recommend it. I'd also like to recommend that this be made in silk or something silk-like.
Conclusion: This is a great dress if you're looking for something drapey and flowy.