One such pattern for me was Vogue 8898:
After reading the reviews I thought why not give it a try. I decided to use a pretty Fuchsia Rayon Lycra knit that I found at Joanna's on clearance for $3 a yard. I thoght 'If all else failed I can use the left over material to make a top'.
Here are my results:
I must say I found that the pattern, style and fit made for a very comfortable wear, not to mention a flattering fit for my shape.
I will give a word of caution thou, the pattern runs large and I ended up sizing down two sizes. Outside of that the pattern is truely beginner friendly so much so I have no other insights to give.
For something that I passed over as a so-so pattern, I can happyly say this will go down as one of my favorites.
So what pattern have you passed over only to back track and take a second look?