|Pattern Description: |
Misses' halter tops designed for stretch knits only with 35% stretch across the grain. Has 4 views.
XS-S-M-L-XL. I cut a medium in View B.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, very much so.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy instructions and very nicely drawn illustrations. There isn't anything I didn't like.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I made this a couple of years ago so pulled out my instruction sheet to see my scribbles. The only thing I wrote was "Don't stitch in the ditch, hand sew instead." That was regarding securing the inside collar. I must have "missed the ditch" and ripped it out. It takes a lot for me to choose hand sewing over machine. I love the keyhole back in View B, and found fabulous buttons for it. I don't think the photo shows the the shiny sparkles in the buttons.
Very drapey, silky, lightweight knit in navy.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Hand sewed the inner collar to the seamline, used a zig zag around the arm edges and keyhole in back, which made a nice little scalloped edge all around. Used velcro instead of buttonholes, as the interfacing I used was not sturdy enough.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will not sew this for myself again, as I hate strapless bras. This style is really not age appropriate for me any more (bummer), but I highly recommend it to others.
This halter top sews up quickly and looks very nice, even kind of dressy! The elastic in the front sides keeps the top from gaping. It is very comfortable and cool for summer.