Pattern Description: Square cut Tee with inseam pocket at yoke. Has dropped shoulders and extended back length
Pattern Sizing:I used a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Not really in that I did not use a solid color. I think my print fabric is so busy you can not see the design lines.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were very easy to follow as well as drawings to aid in sewing. I refered to them on occasion.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the style of the top. I don' t like my version of the top in that my fabric does not show the design lines very well. I also think the boxy, square cut style probably does not suit my shape and size well. None of this is a reflection of a poor pattern but a poor pattern choice for me.
Fabric Used: I used a rayon challis that I acquired from Waecheters Fine Fabrics in Asheville, NC. I fell in love with the finger painting look of the fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a slight FBA of 1/2 inch. I reduced the shoulder width by 1/2 inch when pin fitting the pattern. I ended up taking off another 3/8 inch as the dropped shoulders were just too "dropped" for my narrow shoulders. This required me to adjust the sleeves also. I raised the front neckline tapering to nothing at the shoulders. The pattern called for a neckline from the fabric to be attached. The pattern piece was to be cut on the grain of the fabric which did not give it any flexiblity to stretch to fit around the neckline. I did not like the width of the piece and ended up attaching bias binding, then turning and topstitching.
I used the crosswise grain for the yoke part of the top thinking it would be a nice contrast to the bottom portion having a more vertical look to the stripes. I don't really think that was achieved. front view
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? If I sew it again I will use solid colors and go for the color blocked look. I doubt that I will sew it again as I stated before, the style is not quite suited for me.
Conclusion: Pattern with good instructions; easy to sew. Style may not be suited for everyone. If you like a boxy look this is for you.