Updated 6/29/14 to add pics of a new green top. More info on the blog and pictures going the right way here: http://fabricthreadclothes.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/a-sewaholic-pendrell-and-another-burda-7062/
Pattern Description: From the sewaholic site: Semi-fitted pullover blouse has princess seams and bias binding at neck and armhole. View A has softly draped pleated sleeves set into princess seams. View B has ruffled cap sleeves and ruffles set into princess seams. View C is sleeveless.
I've also worn the top out, with a chain belt slung around my waist for a different look in warmer weather.
Pattern Sizing: 0-16. I made a 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes...exactly.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this is a very easy top to put together. No closures, no facings!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I LOVE this pattern. so far, I've made it 5 times and will probably make it many more. It's quick, goes together perfectly and fits well. I also like that the length is a little long so that it NEVER comes untucked. I also love that it only takes about a yard of fabric...that's fantastic. Note that the pattern lists it requiring 2 yards..I've had no problem with about 1 if it's wide. I have no dislikes.
Fabric Used: For the 5 variations, the silver and blue solids are from Joanns. I forget the name of the fabric, but it's kind of crinkly and very, very light. The purple-ish/black and white/black animal print are both a poly from walmart. The pink multi is actually a stretch woven from Joanns. That one is actually my favorite of the group.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to pinch out little bit from the top center front to bring the princess seams in to where they needed to be. I did a super quick muslin before I cut into my better fabric.
Remember to baste the side seams and try on before you sew with a regular stitch to get the fit just right.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely!
Conclusion: This is a great basic top. I love that I can keep sewing it in different fabrics and most people will never think a thing about it. This pattern is a keeper!