Here is my review
Shawl Collar pullover dress
I cut the size medium, based on the finished bust measurements. I completed view C, but added long sleeves
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it was quite similar. I like the playfulness of the skirt
Were the instructions easy to follow?
It was pretty straight forward to put together as it only had 5 pieces.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
One thing that I didn't like about this dress is the shawl collar gets in the way of the dress fitting around the bust area. The size of the collar creates a bit of bulk under the dress. In the future I will have to figure out how I can get rid of some of the bulk.
I used a knit jacquard fabric. I wanted a leather look, so I used the wrong side of the fabric; leaving the printed on the inside.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I took in about 2" from the hips. I also shortened the torso by 2" to account for my height. I also took of 1" off the length of the skirt because I wanted a shorten dress. I cut a size small in the sleeve because I wanted it more fitted
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I will try and sew this again, once I figure out what to do about the extra "bulk" with the shawl collar. I also might try the view A or B, they are tops.
It's a good wardrobe builder and because it sew up quickly it can be used if you want a no-brainer project.