|**** Edit Sept 13: I made more Hermosas. Here is a size 134/140 version in which I changed the bodice to a simple tshirt neckline. I made a flower applique on the front and also left off the flounces at the sleeve - they tend to hang into the soup anyway. This is a size 146/152 with regular bodice but again simple sleeves. Easy to sew, nice to look at. In both versions I used a jersey for the bodice, a woven cotton for the flounce part.|
"Hermosa Beach is a sunny Southern California beach town north of Redondo Beach. Hermosa Beach is
just 4 square miles, but contains so much typical for Southern California: Hippies, skaters, millionaires,
beach volleyballers, drum circles, artists, con artists and B-list celebrities.
Hermosa Beach also has one of the best breaks in the Santa Monica
Bay and often surfers find the best waves here. Often, the shirt
HERMOSA also makes beautiful waves. Hermosa means beautiful
98-152 (US 3-10)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy, though the instruction that come with the pattern only have text, no illustrations.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is a different from the usual childrens wear. Unique style. It is great for those "little princesses", in case you daughter is such. And it is great for fabric mix- use left overs!
stretch velour for the top, cotton for the flounces
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
None. I had to do a mix on fabrics for the twirl though, as I cut the spirals on fold. Well, half of the spirals were leftturned, the other half rightturned. So I had to cut out more spirals and didnĀ“t have fabric left, so I took another matching one. Note to self: NEVER CUT THOSE FLOUNCES ON FOLD!!!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitley sew it again. Though I will not take stretch velour, it is a bit too thick to work perfectly with this pattern. A regular jersey knit for this pull-on version would be fine.
When you trace the pattern (it comes printed on very thick paper), remember adding seam allowances. For the spiral parts do take small SA as it makes matching the very curvy parts much easier (I took 7mm, ca. 1/4 inch). Glue the traced spirals (including the SA) on some cardboard and cut it out. Then you can just place it onto the fabric and mark it with a pen.
Here is the shirt in combination with the Farbenmix Kim pant.
A wonderful girlish shirt!!