I saw the pattern for this dress and had to have it. I know it’s simple but look at the envelope photo. The ice blue floor length dress, the brown girl with curly hair, it could so be me! LOL Let’s talk about sizing on this one. I went by the finished garment measurements printed on the pattern. I decided that the most important piece to fit would be the waistband and went from there.
I ended up tracing out a 6, 10, and 12. The size 6 pieces I held up to myself and they seemed like they would be too small. I traced the 10 which also seemed too small, so I traced and made a muslin of the bodice in a 12. It was too large all over, so I made a muslin in the 10. I decided not to try to sew the 6 or 8 bodice to the 10 waistband and just made a straight size 10.
It is comfortable to wear, with the waistband size choice being perfect, but not quite as form fitting in the bodice as i prefer. As a pattern review, I made View A. My only deviations were to alter construction order since I used an invisible zipper.
As a note, I did not use a recommended fabric. I used a black confetti print cotton and lime green silk washed habotai for the lining. I definitely will make this again, however, next time I may experiment with using the size 6 or 8 bodice and the 10 waistband. I do want to make the floor length one in the recommended fabric charmeuse. No, I don’t have an excuse to wear it, (unless pics for you all count :)), but I still want it. 🙂