Pattern Description: Miss' lounge wear suitable for soft, luxurious fabrics.
Pattern Sizing: Made in a medium--my own measurements are in between M & L, but I didn't want the shorts to be too baggy, so I went with the smaller size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, besides modifications made.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Super basic shorts pattern, so I didn't even look at the directions during the process. Reviewing the directions afterwards shows them to be easily followed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I chose this pattern because of the curved (dolphin) hem on the legs. This project was inspired by a pair of lounge shorts from Free People with ruffles and ribbon bow, and we wanted to make a Selvedge version of them.
Fabric Used: 18% silk/82% rayon velvet for shorts, 100% silk ribbon for bow.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Instead of using the ruffle included in the pattern, I chose to make a ruffled lace trim (using a ruffler foot on our ELNA machine) and sew it onto the hem of the shorts and continue up the side seams. Double casing for elastic waist band using 3/4" elastic, rather than a single casing. I tacked down a ribbon bow onto the center front waistband.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would, as this pattern will be used for a class at Selvedge Studio in February! Silk velvet is not easy to cut/sew with, but the pattern itself does not add other complications into the mix. I would definitely recommend the pattern to someone wanting lounge wear with a basic design and easy details.
Conclusion: Easy pattern, good directions, and successful project. Material choices will change the level of sewing difficulty. I'm curious to make the romper as well, I think it would be adorable!