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|Reviewed by:||dollston|| |
|Posted on:||3/15/14 4:08 AM |
|Last Updated:||3/15/14 11:01 PM|
Victory Patterns Pattern Info
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops |
|Available for sale on PR: $12.95 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Poplin [See other projects in this fabric]|
|1.Why did you choose this Pattern Company?|
*I mainly chose this company for this particular pattern.
2. How did you obtain this pattern? (bricks and mortar store, online, downloaded)
*I bought this online from an Australian re-seller.
3. Did the pattern meet up with your expectations- ie if a PDF was it easy to print. In general was the fit as described, was the pattern a success, company easy to work with?
* It was as I expected.
4. Was sewing this pattern more or less difficult than other pattern companies? If so, why?
*I probably found this pattern fairly easy to understand and sew, but it is a pretty basic item of clothing.
5. Would you buy another pattern from this company? Why or why not.
*I would probably buy the hazel pattern from this range.
6. Would you recommend this Pattern Company?
*I would recommend it, they are fun, feminine designs.
Roxanne features a single breast pocket and a back yoke that releases a cluster of deep pleats, which add fullness to the body. The asymmetrical hemline falls just below the hips at the front and takes a dramatic plunge at the back.
Two style versions allow you to choose between three quarter length sleeves or a sleeveless blouse.
Two neckline options offer a simple front opening with ties that form a little bow, or get a little edgy with a triple pleated collar.
2-16. I used an 8 because I wanted a more slim line fit.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I added sleeve detail, and I did find that I had a lot more fullness with my version than in the picture, but the structure is the same.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, up until I got to the section on attaching the collar and how to include the yoke binding. I have no idea what was going on with the binding at that point, so I just took a guess and did it the way I thought looked ok. Otherwise yes, the instructions are clear and logical.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how clear the drawings are and that the glossary is comprehensive!
I didnt like how at the very start it had you serge the edges, that made them far to large in my opinion so I ended up serging them closer to the seam allowance.
A cotton poplin and a cotton homespun from my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added the little caps on the sleeves. I added them before I did the sleeve binding.
I also topstitched the collar instead of understitched as I wanted the contrast on the blue.
I didnt add the pocket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan to sew it again but take a lot of the fullness out to better compliment my frame.
I would recommend selecting your collar material and interfacing carefully as I had a lot of bulk to battle with.
I adore the collar on this top and I am so glad I bought the pattern.
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