Pattern Description: MISSES' TOPS AND DRESSES: Close-fitting and flared tops and dresses have neckline variations, elasticized (seamed) waist, and narrow hems. B: underlined. C and D: bias bodice, and side front seams.
Pattern Sizing: XS, S, M
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? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This was very easy to put together. The most difficult part was trying to match the stripes.
This was a four-way stretch fabric. It had more stretch than was required and it was difficult to work with. The pattern featured a striped fabric but gave no clues about how to lay out the patter so they would match up. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I stabilized the hems before stitching so they wouldn't stretch with an iron on knit stay tape. That seemed to help a lot.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, this pattern is great. The hardest part is finding the appropriate fabric for it. I want to make the tank top and the dress as well. Several reviewers said they didn't use the elastic and I thought it would probably be ok without it, but decided to use it. It should keep the waist from getting stretched out with repeated wear.
Conclusion: This was a quick and easy top. I love the neckline and the sleeves shaped with shoulder darts.
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