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|Onion: 5039 - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||Elizabeth made this|
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|Posted on:||2/10/13 4:47 PM |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: top with cowl; you get the option of a longer tunic length or a hip length, and the sleeves have a gathered sleeve cap with a 3/4 length with some fullness gathered with elastic at the hem or with the same fullness gathered into a fitted gauntlet type cuff|
Pattern Sizing:XS-XL, an XS is approximately a size 34 in other Euro patterns like Burda or Ottobre
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes, minus my changes
Were the instructions easy to follow?I don't read Danish, but this is a simply constructed top with excellent drafting, so you can figure things out without directions. If you need directions, they are available from Maria Denmark
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I really like how the cowl drapes. I think the gathered sleeve + the fitted cuff is really a fun look too.
Fabric Used:#1 is a cotton striped jersey#1 is a cotton striped jersey (it puckers slightly between stripes almost like a rib knit, but not quite) from Stone Mountain and Daughter
#2 is a graphic blue and white rayon knit also from Stone Mountain and Daughter
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
When tracing off the neckline, I opted to trace the highest line instead of my size to raise the neckline as it looked a little lowish. This made it just about right for me. I can wear it without a cami without danger just fine.
The pattern has a gathered sleeve cap--a detail I avoid like the plague, so I copied the sleeve head from Onion 5032. Sure enough, the size of the armscyes between both patterns is identical, so you can mix and match between Onion patterns. I so appreciate companies that build their patterns this way. Oh big 4, why isn't it the same with you?
For the blue and white version, I kept the fitted cuff. I do really like the distinct look of this detail, but I think it gets lost in the print's pattern. When I tried the pattern again with the cotton stripe, I tried on the cuff before I sewed it and decided that I liked the looseness of the 3/4 sleeve ungathered at the hem (elasticated hems are very irritating on my arms)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?This is a keeper of a pattern. I think it would be gorgeous in a lofty sweater knit lengthened into a dress.
Conclusion: I'm giving away a fresh sealed copy of this pattern on my blog. Head on over and tell me how to style a cowl as I'm at a loss without my necklaces. ~E Made This: styling a cowl?
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