Pattern: Simplicity 3503, View E
Fabric: Rayon/lycra jersey
Pattern Description: Misses' knit dress in two lengths with bodice variations.
Pattern Sizing: 6-22. I cut the size 14.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sure did, minus the suggested embellished neckline.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes... I only read over them initially. A beginner could easily make this.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love everything about this pattern. I bought this pattern last year with the intent of making a maxi dress and never got around to it. I was determined this year to make one.
Fabric Used: A rayon/lycra blend that I picked up last Summer from Metro Textiles in NYC.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't do a FBA, but I did however add 2 inches of length to the front and back bodice pieces. I also added around 3 inches to the length. In my opinion, a maxi dress should be floor length, even though I see so many RTW dresses that hit at the ankle. Those are not for me. Also, the pattern suggested that the bodice, neckband and midriff should be lined with tricot. I lined with the same fabric as the dress. Also, I omitted the pockets.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will probably not sew this version, but I definitely will be making the halter view. And yes, I highly recommend this!
Pardon the sitting wrinklesConclusion: Since the mercury has risen here, maxi dresses have been all the rage. I've looked in the stores and have yet to find one that is to my liking. I absolutely love this pattern and recommend it to anyone that likes this style of dress!