Front and Side View
Back and Side View
I am usually a size 12 in patterns but I didn't really check the pattern before cutting it out and I am pretty sure I should of cut my lower half a fraction bigger which is why my Dress turned into a shirt. The dress did fit me but I like my skirt part to be a bit baggier on my bum and the way the dress sat it wasn't very flattering for my body type.
The top pleat is really cute and I like the puff type sleeves which give a look like shoulder pads. The waist band was a perfect sizing and sat where it should. The front pleat that sits right on the stomach wasn't really my cup of tea because it puffed right on my stomach and made me look a bit frumpy. I am pretty sure I cut it all correctly and I found the skirt back slit was way too high. Probably would have been a bit scared to bend over wearing it. For these couple of reasons I decided to CHOP and make it into a shirt which I am pretty pleased about.
Other than chopping it up to make it into a shirt I also cut the front and back top sections out twice and made that the lining instead of the small neck and back lining which is included in the pattern. This worked out pretty nice as a plain white to give the patterned material a bit of thickness.
I would recommend but check the skirt length and where the back slit sits just in case you want to actually bend over in the dress. Also if your usually bigger on the bottom half check before cutting your fabric to give a bit more extra room to move. Good Luck!!