This is New Look 6301, and is number six in my 2018 Make Nine and also my #sewtogetherforsummer entry.
This is a mock wrap dress with pleats on the bodice, and a straight or flared skirt. It was reader Elaine Willis who put me onto this pattern, and this version was inspired by this amazing version by Mimi G that I came across when I googled the pattern number.
My fabric is some poly jersey from The Textile Centre, and I made the sleeveless bodice of View D with the skirt from Views A and B, but lengthened the skirt to maxi length. Also, I left off the waist tie.
The sizing had me scratching my head, as I should be a size 12, but when I compared the bodice pattern pieces with Vogue 8379 (which I made here in size 12), they pretty much matched with the size 8 - so that's what I went with. I shortened the bodice by 3/4", and took Elaine's advice in the comments in this post, and raised the neckline to the size 18 line. Thank you Elaine - this worked perfectly!
Having read a few pattern reviews, the general opinion was that the neckband piece was too long; so I cut it for size 8, and then pinned it while stretching the neckband piece out slightly. If you've made the Tilly And The Buttons Agnes Top, this is how it's done. It worked perfectly, and I then twin-needled the edge down.
The waist has a channel sewn into the waist seam for 1/4" elastic, and I love how the bodice pleats look.
I wasn't really sure I would like this as I was making it, but it did that magical sewing thing of turning itself into something fabulous when I tried it on!