Vogue 1117 - Michael Kors Starlet Dress8:00 AM
Pattern: Vogue 1117
Pattern Sizing: 4 - 18, I cut the 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Actually, it looked more like the original design!
Fabric: Black and White Stretch Wool Tweed
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were well written. But I agree with Allison about the "Average" rating of this pattern. I think it should have fallen into the "Advanced" category. This is not a pattern where you can just gloss over the instructions and go for it. Nor is this an afternoon project. You have to make sure that you make all of your markings, read every step and sew in the order suggested.
Now let me tell you what I didn't like:
At step 8, they would have you use a 2" stabilizing remnant sewn to the outside at the pivot point where the bodice side is to be attached to the bodice front.
In order to stabilize the pivot points on the front and back pieces, I used a 2" piece of fusible interfacing on the inside.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I usually say "probably not", but I think I will sew this again for Spring/Summer. I do highly recommend it!