After starting last week, I finished up this dress from Simplicity 3874.
Here I am in a couple of rare photos of myself wearing the dress. Took advantage of having one of my photographers around to take pictures. The fabric is a polyester print that I think came from Walmart a few years ago. Originally purposed for a blouse. I like the dress much better.
Pattern Description: Misses dress with bodice variations and jacket
Pattern Sizing: 16-24
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
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like this pattern. I made the jacket to go with another outfit last year.
Fabric used: Silky polyester
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only thing I did was add about an inch to the bottom of the bodice. I tend to be on the short-waisted and for dresses or tops that have a seam or other definition underneath the bust area, I add a little length to that area. Always works out well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew the other dress view and yes I do recommend this to others.
Conclusion: I definitely like the way the dress turned out and will probably make it again with the sleeved version of the dress.