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|Reviewed by:||mrsbewley|| |
|Posted on:||3/7/14 2:41 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/7/14 6:36 PM|
Pattern Info provided by mrsbewley
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|Fabric:||Rayon-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: From the website: "A comfy colour block knit tee that can be made with sleeve and hem cuffs to make into a cute winter jersey or a slightly cropped sleeve and curved hemline perfect for the hotter months. The perfect tee to keep you covered for both Summer and Winter!" I made Variation 2, with the curved hem.|
Pattern Sizing:XXS-XL. I made an XS on top blending to a Small for the bottom.
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, though here and there they might be a little too vague for a beginner. The llustrations are helpful.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I really like the color-blocking layout on this - I hadn't seen quite the same style from other pattern companies, even though you see it alot in RTW now. I appreciated that the pattern is printed on a mid weight recycled paper - better than the crappy tissue paper used by the Big 4. Also, they provide a way to fold and tape the instructions into a little booklet - very cute as well as practical.
Fabric Used:I used a thin cotton knit for the top block and a medium weight rayon jersey for the bottom. The pattern recommends "Firm knit fabrics with not too much lycra. Merino Wool Knit, Wool Jersey, Cotton Jersey.", but my fabrics worked out fine. My tee might be more drapy than the designers intended though.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I lowered the neckline 1 inch since I don't like crewnecks on myself. This was intended to be a muslin, and it turned out to be wearable! The striped fabric was leftover from a skirt I made this summer. I didn't go overboard trying to make the stripes match, but I did cut the pieces out on a single layer of fabric, so that probably helped. In fact, the pattern recommends doing that for all fabrics, which is a little odd, but not necessarily a bad thing I guess. Next time I might go down a size on the lower section, but that will depend on the stretchiness of the fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely be sewing this again - the color blocking makes this pattern ideal for using up odd pieces of leftover fabric! I highly recommend this pattern!
Conclusion: A very nice, well-designed pattern. This is my first Papercut Pattern, but it won't be my last! Many of their styles are a bit too youthful for me, but there are a number that would suit any age. I also bought the bomber jacket pattern - can't wait to make it up!
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