I love testing patterns for Designer Stitch - because I know the pattern sizing will already be spot on, so my job as a tester is really really easy!!!
As per the norm, the fit of this dress was perfect - I did grade mine based on the finished garment measurements given in the pattern (Size 4 D cup Bust and Size 5 waist and hips) and then I required no other adjustments.
The pattern talks you through measuring yourself for size and cup size, so it really is very straight forward getting a great fit with minimal effort.
I do love a pattern with the addition of cup sizes - it generally means you get a more accurate fit and don't have to worry about Full Bust Adjustments :)
This dress is best made in a flowy fabric - mine is rayon and it drapes beautifully and is very flattering. Options in this pattern are the neck and front ruffles, and you can either pick sleeveless with or without ruffles, or there are two sleeve lengths and the option of a tie belt.
I went with the shorter sleeve, and front and neck ruffle.
The bodice has princess seams and there is an invisible zip at the back. The skirt has deep inverted pleats, which give a beautiful swish!
Sizes included are 6-26 (UK) and B-DD cups - in the testing group ladies of all different shapes and sizes all looked fantastic in their dresses, so this is definitely a suit all pattern!!
The pattern is currently on sale and available HERE (USD 8.95 instead of USD 14.00)
I would definitely recommend snapping this one up! Check out all the images on the pattern listing to see how gorgeous everyone looks in this dress <3 :)