I think like a lot of sew-ers, I seem to keep buying the same pattern over and over, well not the sam1e, but the same style, I am generally drawn to
1 – a line dresses (pockets a bonus)
2 – empire line
3 – funnel neckline
and this pattern had all three. I also had some plaid leftover that had just made a disappointing skirt, and as I looked at thrown over mannequin, I thought it would make a better dress. I managed to squeeze the dress pattern, and I put the hem line as near to crease of knee as I could – this is the hemline that seems to suit me best as I only really wear flat shoes and I think it gives a flattering proportion to me anyway….
The cut didnt take long, and it was a quick sew. I attached the lining to the panels as it seemed the most straightforward approach. Its a great pattern and I would highly recommend, although the only drawback (and its minor) is the cut of neckline and sleeve cap does make movement slightly restrictive, so not really a dress for housework!