I’ve made this dress up 2 times so far. I always get compliments on it when I wear it.
I’m a person who is lost without pockets, so I added them to my 2nd Washington Dress.
First, I am still sort of new to this PDF thing but I had no problems with this one. Differently agree it’s an advance beginner pattern due to the mixing of fabrics (knit with woven). The instructions are very clear and easy to follow, there isn’t a lot of pieces and no closures. I was able to make mines with some scraps I had on hand, so that’s another reason I love this dress.
I used the size calculator to help me get the best fit, and it worked perfectly. It's flattering to my 62-yr old curvy figure, even if it's a closer fit than what I usually wear. I was inspired to try it by the older woman on the pattern envelope. The instructions are great and it sews up beautifully. Mixing fabrics for each section of the dress is fun and lets me make a dress that doesn't feel too "young" for me. I'm working on my third one now!
My finished Washington dress fits perfectly. Even though it’s closer fitting than most garments I make, it is flattering to my plus size curvy body. I’m excited about the possibilities for mixing fabrics for different looks with this pattern.
I love the layer PDFs so that I can print just the sizes I need! I am so excited to add to my Cashmerette dress collection!