Pattern Description: This is a free pattern for a bias-bound darted tank top. The pattern has a front pleat--in this version I omitted the pleat because I didn't have enough fabric.
Pattern Sizing: Multisized.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, sans pleat.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This is very simple. I like the neck and armhole fit.
Fabric Used: A polyester charmeuse ombre from the remnant table. Probably has been in my stash for at least 8 years. (I'm trying to clear my fabric stash through the Fabric Stash Reduction contest). I had very little yardage ( 1 1/8 yd) and this has a one-way design so that limited what I could make. This worked, but barely!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Omitted front pleat. Add 2 inches in torso length. Added hem side slits. Left selvage as hem. Made bias binding from the wrong side of the fabric, seamed it to front and then wrapped and hand-sewed from back. Except for the hand-sewing (which I did while watching TV), this was very fast.
Omitting the pleat makes the garment more tight fitting-so take this into account. I would have added 1 or so inches if I had had the yardage. The fit is tight but wearable. I could have added a strip of fabric for the pleat either using the wrong side of this fabric (which is gold) or using the upside side pattern, but I think it's OK as is.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I had made the standard version earlier in a cotton lawn and have enjoyed wearing it. Simple and comfortable.
Conclusion: A great free pattern for classic bias bound tank top.