|Update: July 31, 2013 - finishing up the SKORTS that I originally bought the pattern for. Not impressed with the way the pattern instructions has the SK attach to the ORTS. I cut these a significantly smaller size than the first run at the capris from this pattern because they were huge. Also taking a shot at adjusting the waistband height. Photos at 11.......|
Pattern Description: 3 tops, skorts, and capri pants. One top with asymmetrical hem
Pattern Sizing: 26W - 32W
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? don't know yet
Were the instructions easy to follow? So far: on the asymmetrical top the directions have helped a lot because some of the construction is surprising. Simple enough to follow, but I might have missed the side hem slits if I hadn't been paying attention to the directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I'm looking for SKORTS especially for this summer. On the tops, I like that the arm and neck facings are all together, so they won't be creeping out all the time. If the fabric was sheer though, it wouldn't look right, I would probably do narrow hems.
Fabric Used:For the asymmetrical top: Hawaiian print poly cotton that's been in my stash for 10 to 15 years. For the skort: Green stretch Denim that's been in the stash for 20 years, maybe more. (Why did I ever buy 12 yards of green denim?)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Asymmetrical top: reduced the back width by almost 4" at the neckline, tapering down to the waistline from the size 26. It fits pretty well, except for gaping at the back top of the armholes. It's a lot longer than I expected.
Capri Pants: I shortened to make knee shorts and pulled in the sides of the legs at the knee. Otherwise, I made the pattern size directed by my measurements. They're too big, and while they are comfortable, I would never wear without a top covering. The seat bags - a lot. The front waistband is about 4" higher than my navel, almost to my bra line. Very Urkelish. If I hadn't shortened, they would be floor sweeping.
I hope to add a skirt flap to the back in addition to the one shown in the front on the pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? The top, yes, shortened. The pants: Unsure, need to make more alterations, So I would probably just find a different pants pattern.
Conclusion: Will be for Stash Contest 2013. Very tall ladies won't need to make as many alterations for length.