|Pattern Description: Sleeveless shirt with interesting yoke. Bust darts, collar with stand, breast pocket. Armscye finished with bias.|
Pattern Sizing: Ottobre sizes 34 - 52
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? The cute yoke did. I did a number of pattern changes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? They're OK. Directions for almost any classic shirt could be used if you want more detailed instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Likes: Ottobre fit, bust darts, and the unique little yoke.
Fabric Used: Denim Chambray.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The fabric was a bit on the heavy side, so I used some Liberty lawn scraps to like the yoke, collar stand, cuffs, and other details. Pics are on my blog. I added sleeves, using a sleeve pattern from the previous Ottobre Woman issue (the Gardener shirt). Added a second pocket. Changed the pocket shape and shirt hem.
I had to shorten the side seam on the back about an inch to make it match the front, and am not sure if that was because of an error in drafting, or if I made a mistake tracing/altering. I hope there are more reviews of the pattern. If no one else notices a problem, then we can credit me with making a mistake somewhere.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes.
Conclusion: Ottobre has issued a really nice series of classic shirts and blouses in it's women's issues. I like simple and classic pieces, so they really appeal to me. Especially since Ottobre gives me a nice fit.