Pattern Description: Pull on pants and mid-thigh llenght shorts have elasticized waist and in seam pockets. Pullover top has scoop neckline and side slits. Button front top has long or short sleeves and a shaped hemline.
Pattern Sizing: BB LG, XL I believe this pattern is OOP and probably comparable in age to one of my daughters, all born in the eighties. I made the large based on hip and bust measurements.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sort of but I made changes in the design.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes but I didn't really use them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that it is simple to sew--both pants and shirt--and is easy to wear for summer.
Fabric Used: A synthetic seersucker (or perhaps something like bamboo) from my stash that you would expect to be wrinkle resistent but you would be wrong. It was probably purchased 5-6 years ago at Field's Fabrics. I bought it because I love the drape and hand--very lightweight.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Shoulder and sway adjustments in the shirt back. I'm not sure I wouldn't have been just as happy to place it on the fold, however. Serged seam finishes and narrow hems throughout. I stablized the shoulders with a piece of the fabric bias sewn into the seam and did mock fell seams for the back and shoulders to give a bit more stability. I did not choose to use and FBA on this pattern as it is quite loose and drapey and I wasn't going for close fit. After wearing it once, I have decided to add thread chain snaps at the shoulder seam to hold the top in place since it wants to slip around a bit without buttons.
I used a self-bias rather than the facing on the shirt as I didn't want the weight of interfacing and the facing. With the narrow hems, the shirt feels more like a shrug which is what I wanted. I did not use any buttons or closures.
I added 2" length to the pants, adjusted the front and rear crotch based on my TNT pants pattern developed in a fitting class, removed 2" and the pockets from the side seams as the pants were huge. A nice surprise was that after doing that the fit is almost flawless--didn't expect that. Another time I will ad 1/2" to the waist--the elastic casing was just a tad short.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't usually wear pull-on pants but if I want that style again I will definitely use this pattern. I have used the shirt pattern before and may again. Both are simple to sew and would live up to their 2 hour time claim without the extra seam finishing. . . probably did even with it.
Conclusion: It's too bad this pattern is no longer available because it is the perfect beginner's project or something quick and easy for anyone. I can see from other reviews that others have had fitting nightmares with this pattern but I wasn't looking for tight fit and it worked for me.