|Pattern Description: Pullover top, has raglan sleeves, gathered neckline, sleeves variation. I made view C, with short sleeves gathered at hem.|
Pattern Sizing: 10-22, I made a combination of 14 at shoulders and bust and 18 at waist/hem, which are my sizes based on my measurements.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the simple style that matched well my fabric. I don't know what else I could do with that piece of fabric, but in a simple style like this I think it worked well.
Fabric Used: Cotton, very slightly crinkled and very soft. It was printed in repetitive panels, and I chose to place the busiest part of the print on my shoulders because my body shape is a pear and I hoped it wouldn't draw attention to my hips.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
- Believe it or not, I made a muslin for this top! But mostly because I intend to make an embroidered peasant top at some point, and this muslin served as a starting point for that, too. I actually like how the muslin turned out, but it is too see through, and it puts it out of my comfort zone, unfortunately. But it was a good experiment, however.
- After making the muslin I decided that I want my sleeves a little longer, to show off the flowers border that my fabric had. I added 8 cm to the sleeve length (below you can see the original length);
- There is a slit at the front neckline, that has a facing. I read in the other reviews that that facing likes to flip out, so in order to avoid that I used some bias to finish the slit edges. I think it looks pretty. Oh, and I made the slit shorter, it has only 8 cm.
- In order to make the gathers at the neckline, I was supposed to insert an elastic in that casing, and then to attach two drawstrings that tie up in front. I skipped the elastic and made one long drawstring that took care of everything.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes.
Conclusion: Nice blouse, easy to make as it's not very fitted, the sleeves variation make it suitable for summer and transitional seasons, too.