I used this out-of-print pattern because I wanted to hand sew a top in the style of Alabama Chanin. This was my first attempt at completely handsewing a garment.
I used size 16 but had to modify it.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The shape of the garment was similar.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't use the printed instructions. I was just using the pattern as a guide.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the shape, the V and the length of the top, but the V was indecently low on me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made the V somewhat (about 1/2" - 3/4") narrower but didn't bother to modify the facings because I was using strips of the fabric to hand bind the V and the armscyes. I also had to take up the shoulder seams 1 1/4" to raise the V to a more acceptable cleavage level. I mitered a strip of fabric for the neck binding so the V was crisp.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again knowing I'll have to modify it. I think I would recommend it because there are several options in the same pattern, but it's out of print.