The Zoe Dress
With the help of my wonderful mother, the Zoe Dress is finished! I was so excited about this one - such a lovely pattern from Sew Serendipity. I would say just a couple of things. First of all, if you're of above average size, this is not for you. That is not a euphemism. At a size 12, I wear the average size of a US woman, and I needed the XXL size for this pattern. And she is not kidding when she says the pattern is designed for someone 5'4". I added a full four inches to the skirt length. The pattern is designed really well, with the exception that the sleeve did NOT fit as designed. There is a very nice pleat in the pattern, but I had to take it out completely to get it to fit into the bodice. The skirt pleats took a bit of adjustment (thanks mom!) but turned out very lovely. I did a lot of fussing with the layout while cutting to make sure the patterns matched up, which was challenging, as they are laid out on a slight bias, but I think it worked out well!