Pattern: Darling Ranges Dress by Megan Nielsen
Textiles Used: Black Rayon Challis from Hancock Fabrics
Sizing: The sizing was true my measurements.
The Good: I think that this is a really great pattern. I love the idea of knowing who the person is that designed the pattern. Independent pattern makers are so fun that way. I love that there are no facings to deal with. The way that the neckline and front closure come together is just really smooth. It's a really cute and versatile pattern.
The Bad: The bust doesn't hit me in the right place. I think I may need to do an FBA next time. Also the neckline keeps on flipping up. Any suggestions on how to fix this next time? I think this may be my fault though. For some reason I can't get bias tape to lay flat on a neckline.
Changes Made: I raised the neckline by an inch because I had seen that other's versions tended to be low and I really hate wearing a cami under dresses. I also lengthened the waistline by an inch because I thought it might just hit me at an unflattering place.
Things I would change next time? I think I will do an FBA next time. Also, I want to try it in a much more fun print. I think it would be a good pattern to add a tie around the neck to as well.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this pattern. It is easy and I think good for beginners. I can't wait to try another one of Megan's patterns. It's an easy dress to wear with boots or heels.