Simplicity Pattern 8231 Misses' Dress in Two Lengths
Misses' elastic waist dress from Sew House Seven features V-neckline with option of over-the-knee or midi lengths, and cap sleeve, or sleeveless with shoulder ties. Sew House Seven for Simplicity sewing patterns. Available as a printable pattern—for more information, see Printable Sewing Patterns.
Simplicity Pattern 8231 Misses' Dress in Two Lengths is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 1 out of 5 by 0314Penny from Pattern sizing runs very small Since I made this dress in a cotton broadcloth, I made it a size larger than I usually wear. I was saddened and frustrated when I found the dress was extremely tight and I should have made it two sizes larger than my usual size! I can usually count on the sizing with Simplicity, but not with this pattern. If you make this, make it two sizes larger than your usual!
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by sgg119 from Fit issues This pattern has no markings to adjust the dress for extra length in the torso. The result is that the elastic waistband might be high on taller people.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moxy from The dress waist is much above my waist. It is like an empire waist, sitting right under the bust line. The pattern needs adjusting so make sure you measure yourself against the pattern before cutting it out.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by Webster 67 from Flattering for a woman with a pear-shaped body I altered the pattern. I shortened the top because I have lost height from the waist up. I should not have. The dress is really nice except it is too short from the V in the neck-line down to the elastic waist line.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by USAFMOM from Love the high waist! I bought this pattern because my girls love empire waist dresses. While this dress is not an empire, it is also not a natural waist dress either. I took one star off as I found the directions for adding the triangular front piece a little unclear. I also agree that the sizing runs on the smaller side.
Date published: 2018-06-07