New Look 6886Pattern Description: This pattern features a flared skirt and simple back bodice (free of darts) which I love. These are the original elements of the pattern.
The front bodice and back shoulder area are from Simplicity 2337 and the sweetheart neckline is from New Look 6723.
Pattern Sizing: 8-18. I graded down to size 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? The parts that I did use, yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I really didn't refer to them, since this was a frankenpattern dress.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The skirt has just the right amount of flare without being too full; and there are no gathers or darts to mess with.
Fabric Used: Black stretch cotton sateen, lined with plum stretch satin.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the skirt by about 4 inches.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, and yes.
Conclusion: This is a well-drafted pattern with many different elements to draw from.