|Pattern Description: |
Raglan sleeve blouse with:
-gathered, bound neckline
-cuffed, elbow-length sleeve
116-152 cm. I made a size 140, slimmed to size 128.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I wasn't expecting it to be quite so huge. In the magazine, it is shown as a layering piece with winter clothing, so clearly it's sized to go over a shirt.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was browsing my magazines for simple summer tops to try to use up some of my 1 yard pieces of quilting cotton. This seemed worth a try.
It's cute enough for what it is, and my daughter may wear it in the fall, layered over a long sleeve shirt, but it's hugeness was disappointing.
Gathering a neckline and then binding it with self-fabric bias tape is picky. After doing that on so many garments, now I feel like, "Meh, I'll just use elastic instead."
Quilting cotton chosen by my daughter from stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Probably not. But, if you're looking for a tunic-y layering top, this would not be a bad choice. It's just not suited for a summer top.