I've been experimenting with fabric dyeing and using the results to muslin new top patterns. Pattern Description:
from site: blouse with decorative neckline.
I'm adding: The front is in 2 pieces with straps that cross at center neck and wrap around to the back to form the collar. There is a wedge to attach to the strap to finish the shoulder/armhole. The back is cut on the fold, there are short sleeves. Pattern Sizing:
you plug in 4 measurements and the garment is generated to fit you 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?
No - for this top, you really need a little experience sewing or puzzle making...Instructions are minimal, but it didn't take too long to figure out. I wouldn't want to sew it as my first top! What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
An absolutely perfect fit! Shoulders, general ease, and for once - no adjustments to the center back or neckline - that's a real biggie for me! Fabric Used:
Rayon spandex terry I got from JA's - it warped something fierce in the dye pre-treatment process, it would probably been OK if I had cold washed and flat or air dry. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened the sleeve by 3" - I don't like elbow length on me, that was it! Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes - I have some really nice striped fabric that I've been holding on for just the right project and this is it! I"ll be doing both a sleeveless and long sleeve version. I say go for it! Conclusion:
It's a minimal investment for a custom sized top, they also have free patterns you can try. I'm looking forward to sewing up the other patterns I got from them. collage
Thanks again for your comments!