|Pattern Description: This pattern is for a raglan sleeved knit t shirt with a cowl neck. It has body length and sleeve length variations and an empire line seam at the front|
Pattern Sizing: XS to M (my envelope). The pictured garment is an XS for my daughter, with a slightly higher raglan neck. The sizes run large in this pattern, I make a S for myself, although I fall into the M measurements. I have reviewed this pattern previously, and here is a version I made for myself with a skirt attached to make a dress. I am writing this second review to both show the smaller size in the tunic length on my daughter, the dress version and also to enter these garments in the Fabric busting challenge.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, allowing for my changes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, but they only describe using a conventional machine. I used a coverstitch for hemming and an overlocker to finish seams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?It is easy to sew and flattering to wear.
Fabric Used:Top, cotton lycra, dresses, merino jersey with lycra and wool/rayon blend with lycra. I used elastic to stabilize horizontal seams in the wool versions.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Slight square shoulder adjustment for both my daughter and myself, abolishing the empire seam at the front on the version for my daughter, and using the empire seam as the joining seam for an A line skirt on myself. Raising the neckline slightly on all versions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I think this is an easy to sew and very flattering garment and I recommend highly.
Conclusion: I have used this pattern at least 11 times in the past two winters, and I am not sick of it yet.
blog post about grey tunic length XS version here, and dress versions with added A line skirts Here