Before I left on my vacation, Mari of http://disparatedisciplines.com/ asked me to test her new pattern, the Dandelion Dress. I was so pressed for time as I had two other projects that I had to get out, but I had promised, so I just couldn't go back on my word. Since I was so pressed for time, I couldn't do any pre-fitting of the pattern, so I thought, "man, I hope this pattern fits!!" When I test a pattern, one of the things I look for is a pattern that needs very little if any alterations. I can usually cut a dress, top or skirt and just make a few alterations without making a muslin first. Please don't hate me too much, pleeeeease!!! Notice that I did not have pants in that list!!! I actually feel that I make a good candidate for testing a pattern. So with all of that said, I cut out the Dandelion dress with my fingers crossed and voila!! it fit! The picture below is the dress straight off the pattern. Oh, I did forget one thing, I added 2" to the length of the pattern and I did not hem it. I could have hemmed it, but I wanted to bind the edge and the length is, I think, a good one for me. In case you are wondering, I am 5'6" tall in my bare feet.
In the drawing below you can see the back style lines.
The style lines are really just modified princess line seams so if you do have any fit issues, they can easily be taken care of.
I love to wear dresses, both summer and winter. In the morning when I get up, I like to be able to quickly pull on a dress before I leave the bedroom and I especially like a dress that looks cute with heels or flats. This little dress fits the bill for me! and I especially like the neckline. Mari does offer other necklines in the pattern by the way.
So, here's a direct link to the pattern, http://disparatedisciplines.com/product/dandelion_dress_top_1401/
Over the next couple of weeks, Mari is hosting a blog hop where everyone who tested the pattern will give their thoughts. Here's a list of the other testers and the dates that they will be posting.
9/4 Winnie of Scruffy Badger Time
9/5 Velosewer of How Good is That?
9/6 Lizzie of Sew Busy Lizzie
9/10 Lisa of Idle Hands- the Ms-Fits' Workshop
9/11 Brooke of Custom Style
Remember when you were a child and you blew a dandelion for luck? Well, I'm blowing lots of good wishes Mari's way, because I think this is a great little pattern. Congratulations Miss Mari!!!