Pattern Review: Simplicity 4711


I chose this pattern for the multiple options and I really wanted the bias tape detail along the bottom edge.  I wanted this to be a simple, no-brainer pattern I could whip up in no time....but it wasn't.  I did enjoy using my new Bias Tape Makers...I'm in love with them, but not with this pattern.  I had to re-sew the neckline and, although it turned out cute, that was simply luck.

Score: ★★☆☆☆
Skill Level: Easy
Direction Clarity: No bueno.
True to Size: Size numbers ran true to size
Changes Made: I added the "boy" sleeves to the dress and a sash.
Overall: I consider myself and Intermediate level sewist.  This pattern's directions were very unclear.  I cut out a used a piece of pattern and I still have no idea what it's intended purpose was.  This should be such a simple dress to make, but it was not simple at all.
Recommended: No.

Happy Sewing!