A review of Aldaia Dress
Pattern Description: The Aldaia dress is designed for knit fabrics, with no closure so it can be pulled up easily. Front princess seams and back darts make the bodice easy to fit. You can mix all the different necklines, sleeves and skirts options to make a unique dress. View A: V neck, elbow length sleeves with bands and short panelled skirt. View B: wrap style bodice, sleeveless and below-the-knee pencil skirt. View C: jewel neckline finished with facing, short sleeves and 6-gore skirt. I made the wrap style bodice from view B, the 6-gore skirt from view C and the elbow length sleeves from view A. Pattern Sizing: Size 34 to 48 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? Yes. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I LOVE this pattern, and all the variations that are included with the pattern. 3 different bodice styles, 3 different skirt styles and 3 different sleeve options. I love the fixed wrap bodice that I chose to use – so flattering and a perfect fit for me right out of the envelope. No gaping. Love the 6 gore skirt option that I also chose to use. Just love! Nothing to dislike. Fabric Used: Cotton jersey purchased locally to me. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Shortened sleeves by 1.5 inches Slimmed the arms and bands down by 0.5 inches Shortened the neckband by 1 inch. For next time I have also removed a further 0.5 inch from the centre back of the neckband Lengthened skirt by 2 inches I did not have to do a FBA, sway back adjustment or full arm adjustment on this dress! Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Totally yes I want to try this dress is jersey again, but also in a ponte knit and wool jersey. Yes I recommend. Conclusion: It doesn’t happen often and it might not happen for you, but for me, this dress is just so easy to fit, sew and wear. Full details available on my blog.