|Pattern Description: Fitted shirts A, B, C, D, E have collar band, shaped hemline, below elbow or long sleeves with pleats, placket, button cuffs, front-button closing, topstitch trim and narrow hem. A: button trim on pleated pockets, long, rolled sleeves (wrong side shows) and button tabs. C: tunic length. A, B, C: mock front bands. A, B, C, D: collar. D, E: front bands and princess seams. E: flounce.|
Pattern Sizing: 6-22
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes. I sewed view D, but with long sleeves.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The collar and collar stand and front band were drafted accurately and fit together perfectly. I like the fit of the princess seams.
Fabric Used: I useed a 100% Cotton Batik
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I cut a size 8 and the main alterations that I made was moving the bust point up an inch. I also had to reduce the width of the shoulder seams and slightly increase the size of the armscyes, and shorten the sleves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes & Yes.
Conclusion: I really like the fit of the blouse, but next time I will take it in a bit more from the waist to the hips and it is a bit fuller than I like.