Pattern Description: Raglan sleeved knit top with shirring on the sleeves. **The skirt is Simplicity 1717. I reviewed the skirt pattern here a while back when I originally made it in a longer length**
Pattern Sizing: 34-42. I made a 42.
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? The instructions are easy to follow but they make constructing this shirt more complicated then needed. I scrapped the directions and made it my own way. It's a pretty common construction technique where you don't have to set in the sleeves the way you would on most other garments. I sewed the sleeve seams on the bodice first then sewed up the sleeve and side seams on the bodice.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it's a basic t-shirt with a really nice shirring detail on the sleeves. It can be short sleeved or made into a dress (patterns that are available in the magazine or on Burda's website).
Fabric Used: A super soft 100% cotton knit with poor recovery. I wish it had a touch of spandex.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I reduced the length of the collar piece by a few inches because of the fabric's minimal recovery due to lack of spandex. It was able to pull the collar in and properly lay flat. I also made a swayback adjustment. Plus I reduced the width of the upper back of the bodice by cutting of about an inch on either side along the shirt/bodice seam line right below the collar.