I made this version of Simplicity 3803 last summer and never posted pics or a review. Forgive the wrinkles but I wanted to post before another summer came and went without me showing it off.
Pattern Description: Misses Threads Collection Dress and Day Gown
Pattern Sizing: 4-20. I made an 16 in the bodice and grade to a 14 in the skirt
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? I've made this dress 3 or 4 times before and no longer refer to the instructions. The first time around they were very helpful and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how simple this pattern is. After the second time I think I was able to whip these dresses out in an afternoon. It took me a little longer dealing with this silky fabric but it still went together with no problems. I don't think there are any dislikes since I keep making it.
Fabric Used: A silky 'safari' print from Joann's. I think it was about $2.50 a yard so this dress was a steal.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I think I took a few inches off the hem but that was it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Never say never. If I do make it again I will make a shorter version. I've been hitting the gym lately and want to show off the work. I would highly recommend this to others. This was one of the first patterns I used when I started sewing. Although that one came out a little rough I still felt very comfortable with the results and still wear it, although only around the house.
Conclusion: Great pattern! Although it is currently OOP, it is a keeper.