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Threads Magazine (online), "How to Sew a Tube Top" : Link
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Made to fit as per directions.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Although I like the top shown online better simply because I like the fabric that was used in the photo.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted to use up some fabric in my stash. Something quick and easy that might interest one of my daughters. I have a lot of rayon knit in my stash that was purchased from fabric.com a while back. It feels nice and looks nice, but it is so thin and a real b**** to work with. I've used these knits for various dresses and top and cuss like a sailor every time I work with it lol. I should have sent it back but never did. Now I'm on a mission to rid my stash of this fabric the best way I know how--quick and easy sewing that looks halfway decent. My younger daughter passed on this top, my older daughter liked it. I even mentioned it could be made without the straps or the straps could be changed, heck, I could even lengthen it into a dress (hint, hint). Like I said, too much thin rayon/lycra knit that needs to be doubled layered for almost every garment. It even acts like a slippery, shifty knit during cutting.
So the things I liked abut this top was that it could be used for stash busting AND at least one of my daughters would likely stake a claim to it. Also, the straps can be changed for variation as well as bodice changes as noted on the Threads Insider instructions. It whips up quickly too.
Already mentioned it. An effin' slippery knit that has a mind of its own that wants to destroy mine. A very thin rayon lycra. Looks nice, feels nice, but that's about it. Oh yeah, good recovery.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None, pretty much as is per instructions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll probably make one for myself for summer. I tried it on and liked it, but I need a thicker knit. The rayon used for this top shows EVERY lump and bulge on the body.
A nice, quick top from the Threads website. Not accessible to general public but if you're a Threads Insider, you are, well...IN!