I first saw this pattern reviewed by aleah42 on Pattern Review.com where she made View A (which I plan on making in a top version very soon too). Once I saw the style of View B (the Navy one), I immediately fell "head over heels" in love with it! This one had to be added to my vacation wardrobe! I used a dark brown Rayon Lycra knit from JoAnn Fabrics which ended up perfect for this pattern. Fortunately, I noticed a huge error in the instructions once I starting working!! You won't be able to continue making the dress if you didn't figure this out first, it's a very critical mistake! Once I did, it was smooth sailing!!! The error is in Step 6 of the instructions, which tell you ..."with right sides together" however this should read "with wrong sides together"!!
Other than that, this pattern goes together very quickly, I finished it in about 3 hours tops! The sizes of this pattern range from XS to XXL and I made my usual size small, however I could have made an XS. I ended up having to take in the straps 1-1/2 inches to bring the front up a bit because the armholes were too low. Everything else was fine. I have to say, I really, really love this dress! No dislikes here! I will definitely be making this one several more times!
|Looks great with flipflops too!|
So now to tell you about my vacation...I can't believe I going on my first 10 day cruise to the Southern Caribbean, YEAAAA!!! We'll be visiting places like St. Maarten, St. Johns, Barbados and a few others I can't remember right now. There's approximately 7 islands on our itinerary, we'll be very, very busy! I've been on many cruises before but never 10 days and never to the Southern Caribbean, so this will definitely be a treat! and to really make this trip special, our youngest son and his fiancee are going with us! Since I only have a few months before we leave, I better get crack'n on my projects if I plan on taking them with me! Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read my blog! I really appreciate it and love your comments!