Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. Although, this was my first time using bias tape on the neckline / armholes and that was a little challenging. I'm sure it'll look better the next time!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I made it, I love it! Finished it Monday and wore it to work on Tuesday morning. Oh, yeah!
Fabric Used: I used a black polyester crepe, the center color is a purple polyester crepe (about $4.85 per yard from Fabric.com).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made this a color block dress by changing the color of the center front fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I will make it again. I plan on making another one in a solid color (either red or pink) and I want to make a long sleeve version for the winter.
Conclusion: I love this dress! I learned so many new things during this process - 1) I used bias tape (really, this should be #1, #2, and #3 - I did it and undid it a few times); 2) I used a twin needle (I saw a dress like this in Macy's and I wanted my hem to be similar); 3) I sewed a hook and eye in the back; and, 4) I did a great job on the seam lines (there were so many - and, mostly very straight). Winning!