Pattern Description: This is a V-neck blouse with shirring detail under the bust.
Pattern Sizing: This is available in sizes 38-46. I made a 44, one size larger than normal to accommodate my pregnant state.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? I thought the instructions were fine. This is a very simple top so you may not need to consult the instructions often.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I've always liked this style. I love the shirred detail. I decided that it would probably work well for a maternity top since there is lots of volume in the mid-section.
Fabric Used: I used a piece of fabric that's been in my stash for almost a decade. Shameful, I know. I'm not sure exactly what it is. It's slightly sheer and gauzy but does not feel like cotton. Probably a cheap polyester.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't make any alterations to the fit- it works great as a maternity top still! I finished the neckline with seam binding instead of cutting a bias strip. Also, the instructions would have you sew the shirring in before you sew the bodice and bottom together. This didn't make any sense to me as the shirring overlaps the bodice and bottom. So I sewed these two pieces together first, then did my shirring. Worked great!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew this one again. And I do recommend it to others.
Conclusion: A comfortable, easy-peasy top that works great for maternity and will still get plenty of wear afterward!