I haven't even checked the instructions for this one because I don't even want to know how horrible all that topstitching is going to be to sew, nor how weird and profanity-inducing the "hidden front closure" will be. (At the very least, I think, covered snaps.) Right now, I'm in the honeymoon stage with this pattern (and, in fact, with the other nineteen patterns I bought yesterday). I'm still daydreaming about how happy this pattern and I will be in our little cottage with the honeysuckle vines trailing over the front door. I'm still hoping to find the perfect light wool for this that will be wonderful to sew yet will be able to be thrown in the washing machine. Yeah, it's all roses and kittens here in New Patternland.
If pressed to say just what I love about this pattern, it would have to be the belt detail. The belt detail and the neckline. The belt detail, the neckline, and the sleeves … and the soft unpressed pleats of the skirt. Yeah. That's it. And I'm really into bodice shaping through panels lately. Aw, heck, I just love everything about it, including the fact that I paid $2 for it! Click on the image to see the whole front of the pattern envelope, which includes a photo of a model in a mushroom hat. Who is inexplicably wearing beige shoes with a pale-gray dress.