The pattern was a pleasure to flip, it is very well done. All the notches and markings are present, so you can easily have your imagination run wild.
I wanted to make a version of a button down dress, but have more of a casual approach to it.
It's hard to see in the pictures, but I added decorative hand stitching along the neckline. I was quite pleased with myself, until I remembered where this is going. You know, on the blog where stunning embroidery is displayed quite often. Gulp.
I eliminated the front yoke, changed pin tucks into pleats and added a placket with buttons. The belt and belt loops were added as well. I replaced the casing for elastic on the sleeves with cuffs.
I also eliminated gathers in the back for a more fitted look. I cut the back yoke, the cuffs, the belt loops and the front button placket on bias to add more interest. Excuse the wrinkles, we drove to the location so that was unavoidable.
I am very pleased with the results and highly recommend the pattern. Ania loves her new dress and got quite a few compliments during the photoshoot. She learned to casually say, "Well, my mom made it." and finds it hilarious that people are surprised. She thinks everybody knows how to sew.
Thank you so much to the masterminds of Flip this Pattern and the creative minds behind Frances Suzanne for inviting me to participate! I had a blast!