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Loose-fitting, pullover top, tunic or dress has very narrow hem finish on neckline/sleeves, and shaped, back overlapped sleeves.
8-16;16-24-Runs true to sizing
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it does. The sleeves are so distinctive that it is hard to not get an exact match to the pattern. sleeve
Were the instructions easy to follow?
These are very good instructions and result in a very pretty and easy to wear dress or top.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the sleeves and the boatneck. The pattern does not call for a zipper, and that is a plus for a quick summer sew.
One important thing I learned while making the sleeves is that the width can easily be altered by folding more or less before basting the "petals" together. Of course, this makes setting the sleeve in a bit more difficult.
No dislikes. happy
I am sewing through my stash and this cotton is at least 3 years old. I actually used it for pants (eek, what was I thinking?) and was so embarrassed by them that I think I hid the fabric! Here it is, in the light of day. It is a GOOD print for me, and the weight is substantial. There might be linen in this. I love prints and sometimes buy garish ones hust for fun. This print is subdued and will take me from lounging around the house to a dinner out. It has a level of sophistication that I sometimes fall short of.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I had to put in a back seam due to less fabric. I used a french seam there. I also added a little bit of extra at the hips so the dress would not be form fitting.
I could have altered the neckline a bit as it is slightly wide. I did not know how to do that with the sleeves before constructing the dress. I think I can do it now for my second effort with this pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I will. The sleeves are fun to sew, once you figure out how to set them. I actually put the last one in backwards because I had sewed the back of the sleeve over the front, rather than vice versa. Rip, pick, resew. This is a good pattern for those learning to put in narrow hems as it directs you to make them for the neckline and the sleeves before constructing the dress. This is an easy way to do that type of hem.
Highly recommended-cute, fast, fun.
I like it and so does my DH, which is a plus. album