I loved this print and bought the last of the roll from The Fabric Store on my visit there. Luckily, there was just enough to make up the Stylearc Autumn Dress.
These photos were taken on a very windy day, but you can see most of the features of the dress.
The collar is a nifty design, with the neck opening ending in a deep pleat. This means no need to sew buttons or buttonholes! The collar stand finishes flush with the collar, so there aren't those annoying curved bits to fiddle with. All of these features make this a much quicker sew that your standard shirt-dress.
There is a deep pleat in the back. Like everybody else, I had trouble following the pattern directions to make this pleat. I think I had it right the first time, because it fit the yoke, but then I doubted myself and and spent a a while fiddling around before just doing it the way that made sense to me.
I sewed this on holiday, when I did not have my overlocker, so I made the yoke with a yoke lining, similar to the typical construction of a shirt, in order to minimise exposed seams.
You can see that the sleeves are cut on. I never like the bunching that happens at the back with cut-on sleeve, and would have preferred this pattern to have set-in sleeves.
Here you can see that the dress has pockets and a curved hemline.
I think this is a great dress pattern, chock full of nifty features and relatively quick to sew. I made it at the start of winter, so have not worn it after the day it was made, but I am looking forward to wearing it when summer arrives.