Pattern Description: Three different tops suitable for stretch knits only. I made view C which has front drape and contrast loops.
Pattern Sizing: Size Y (Xsm-Sml-Med) I made the medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did, except I used the same fabric for the loops rather than a contrast.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were quite clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It was nice and simple to make but looks a bit different...not just a boring top.
Fabric Used: I used a fine poly jersey that had a lovely drape.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I didn't make any design changes. I finished off the armhole edges before I sewed the side seams, using "steam a seam lite" to stop them stretching and it also makes stitching easier on my machine (helps stop skipped stitches)because it makes the fabric more stable. I also used a walking foot (a new purchase) which really made a big difference to the end result of my machine's stitching. I used my overlocker (serger) for the side seams. I finished off the loops using my machine rather than slip stitching as the pattern instructions said. I did this by changing step 9. I wrapped the loop around the front and armhole and then pinned the raw ends together, as if I was sewing a seam. I stitched the seam with my machine and then rolled the loop around so that the seam allowance faced the inside of the loop. This was much quicker and easier than slip stitching, and gives a nice finish. I have found that the loops sit quite well without being anchored to the top, but I guess you could anchor them down with a couple of hand stitches if they didn't stay where you wanted them. Close up
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew this one again next summer. It would look nice in a plain fabric with contrasting bands, like on the pattern envelope. I would certainly recommend trying this pattern.