I have made a few of these as tops and absolutely love this pattern. The loose flowiness of the skirt part is great for the warm weather and the yoke fits the upper bodice just perfect. I paired mine with Brooke's for a great 2-piece short set. Definitely want this pattern for your collection.
Mary’s is a beautiful dress with optional trim details and a classic style to make this a garment worth passing down to future generations. The yoke style bodice joins at the shoulders with snaps or buttons and has a nice finish under the arm scythe with facings. The skirt is adorned with a scalloped trim and peek-a-boo ruffles for this one-of-a-kind look. Other options include Top and Dress lengths that feature a simple hem, ruffled hem, or scalloped hem. Get creative with a variety of trims for a show-stopper, or a simple version for a quick and versatile sew. Perfect for layering in the fall/winter or sunny spring/summer creations, you can use this pattern throughout the seasons to come.
Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*
Here is what you receive:
- Measurements for sizes Newborn to 18/24 mos. and 2T to 14 kids.
- A 26-page and a 20-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.
- Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! They are also layered so you can print just the size you need and save on paper and ink.
I like the outcome but there are flaws in the pattern. It is not easy to read and the pictures do not show the steps very clearly. There is a piece on the printable pattern pieces that is not labeled and having the correct direction is crucial for the pattern. The image showing the pieces that should be cut before beginning to sew is missing two pieces. The pattern calls for snaps at the top and a crucial part is missing- reinforce the bodice straps inside with interfacing in order to support the snaps. There is a lot of fabric on the dress and the weight will pull and warp the straps at the shoulder without support especially in larger sizes. I didn’t realize this until after I had made my first dress. Second top I reinforced the bodice straps to properly accommodate the snaps. I am an experienced seamstress so was able to figure out how to make this dress but a beginner would be lost especially when it comes time to gather and attach the pieces to construct the dress. Also in the larger sizes the width for the dress is much too large at 40.75 a few inches less would be ideal.