I loved this pattern. It took an hour to trace off to my freezer paper and tape , 1/2 hour to cut out and two hours to sew. Jalie Bella fit straight out of the envelope in a size Q and looks like something you would buy in a shop. She loves it and wants more! I totally recommend this pattern! And was that a relief after the twenty or so hours it took me to finish the pink velvet dress. I needed a break and this was it.I love how the design skims the hips and then flares out at the hem to a full circle skirt. I also love the gentle scoop of the neckline. It’s little details like that that make a great pattern. And excellent drafting and notch placement , too.Lily picked out this interesting fabric at The Fabric Depot in Ventura. It’s a double faced stretch woven . The lace is fused to the woven stretch satin. It’s a little see through so she wore a slip. Although the pattern asks for a two way stretch knit, this fabric only stretched on the crossgrain and had no stretch on the lengthwise grain. I took my chances to use it, and it still fits her comfortably. Win!She got lots of compliments at the Christmas show! If you are looking for a simple pattern for a party dress for a teen or even yourself, this is a great pattern!I sewed all seams with my Babylock serger and all hems with my Janome 1000CPX coverstitch machine. I didn’t add the recommended see through elastic to the neckline, either. I just turned the hem, pinned, and stitched with a 5/8 SA instead. I recently bought some stretch thread from WAWAK and use it in the looper of the coverstitch machine. It makes a big improvement in my hems.