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|Marfy: 0692 (Gathered neck tank -Part 6) - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||Re Becca|
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|Posted on:||1/7/09 5:07 PM |
|Last Updated:||6/18/13 12:32 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Silk Charmeuse [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|32 flavors of charmeuse |
So far there are 5 versions of this. Four are grouped here and my favorite is
here out of Just Cavalli charmeuse that I got at High's in Houston.
Every time I try another pattern and it doesn't love me like this one, I wish I had used it.
Pattern Description: This is a free pattern from the 2008 catalog. The description from p. 63: "This tank has a round neckline that holds slight gathers."
Pattern Sizing: European even sizes 42 - 58. Once again, I cut a 46.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? This is my second review of this pattern, as noted earlier, you can't really see it in the drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? No instructions are provided.
This is for the recycling contest this month. I was reading Tim Gunn's Guide over Christmas and I turned a critical eye to my closet and it came across this skirt which I have worn twice. If you look at how much I paid for this great fabric, that makes it a garment that cost $30 per wearing. That stinks, even though one of those wearings was a job interview. I really need "make it work" and wear it.
The blouse pattern fit perfectly on the fabric if I ignore seams down the center back and front, and a bit on the front shoulder. I can live with that. The best thing about this pattern layout is that I can use the present hem and not have to go through that again.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I still would like to have a guide for the neckline binding, but thanks to PR, I can see that I cut it about 15". I really like it when cut on the bias. It drapes better around my side lumps and it is a little easier to pull on. But, this one with the sideseam down the middle... I did run a gathering thread down the SA of the center front seam.
Fabric Used: This is a super fine designer silk from High's in Houston, as discussed here. The fabric stands up to cutting and wearing twice fabulously.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I raised the back neckline a little so that it would stay put even better. The back center seam may need to be taken in some to lay better. I also cut the arms for a little bit more coverage because I wanted some kind of sleevage here. I cleaned out an entire stash closet and found over 1/2 yd. I just grabbed a sleeve that I knew fit from my UFO stack on the table, and laid it out on the bias and cut. It actually fit in pretty well and I had enough to cut the bias strip to bind the neckline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am 2 and counting, so you will probably see it again. It isn't so distinctive that multiples look repetitive, yet it is stylish.
Conclusion: I am sure that I will wear this more often than the skirt that was a bit too feminine for my style. I really do still plan to make this in white silk jersey.
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