This is the first Kwik Sew pattern I have made and these are the best instructions and illustrations of any any pattern I have ever done. They were super easy to follow. I did not like the 1/4" seam allowances. I am so used to 5/8" seams that the next time I make a Kwik Sew, I will increase the seam allowance. I think this pattern runs big, because I am a small according to the measurements given on the pattern, but I needed to XS. I love the pleating at the neckline. I have seen that on several garments this spring and it seems to be popular. It looks like I have an extra pleat up the center, but that is just a wrinkle I need to iron. I did iron it, but I am a terrible ironer.
I used a fuschia cotton knit from Fabrics.com. I really like the brightness of that color. I did not add elastic at the waist as the pattern called for. I really don't like putting elastic in so I avoid it when possible. I just gathered it instead. Also, I did not stitch in the ditch as the pattern said to do after sewing the facings in--I just hand sewed the facings and the bindings down on the inside of the dress. I am terrible at stitching in the ditch. I think this will be a great summer dress to wear to work on Fridays or to church on Sunday nights.
I promise it is not as tight on me as it is on Lady Burgundy, my dress form. I need to readjust her measurements. I think they have gotten a little off from me moving her around to pose her for pics. The full review is a patternreview.com.