I always had a hard time picking out the patterns because I would get distracted by the fabrics and styling used in the pictures. If I liked the styling, I wanted the pattern not realizing that the item may not be the best for me. Or, if I did not like the styling, I would reject the pattern though the shape was perfect for me.
What my mom taught me is to look at the line drawings on the back side. By looking at the line drawings, you get a better idea of the shape of the clothing article without being distracted by some one's fabric choice.
Well, recently I relearned this lesson. There is a pdf pattern company that I had passed by because the clothes really did not appeal to me. But when they contacted Sally and I requesting a review, I gave them a second look. I then realized what I did not like was their fabric choices, but they really had some cute patterns. So I told them yes.
Bad: I think this dress is a bit long. I think it would be a little better if it was about an inch above her knees. However, I am sure a growth spurt will fix this problem shortly.