I used Simplicity 3503, with modification. Since the fabric is cotton and the pattern is drafted for knit so I did flat measurement and draped it on the dress form first . Here is the outcome.
Fabric: African Fabric 100% cotton
Pattern Description: Misses' knit dress in 2 lengths with bodice variations
Pattern Sizing: (R5) 14-22. I cut size 14, usually I sew size 10 for this client but after the flat measurement it falls on 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much
Were the instructions easy to follow: Super easy , no wonder this pattern is rated best pattern of 2009, so easy to sew .
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the strap to make a criss-cross back, just a little touch to the style
Did lat pattern measurement for fit
Used the selvage edge of the fabric to make the midriffsand
Put side zipper.......
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything ...Lovely and stylish. Highly recommend and great for beginners.
Enjoy the rest of the week...