PATSY TOP: Make this great on trend top sleeveless, short sleeve or long sleeve.
Flattering neckline draping from shoulder pleats into a front flounce.
A very generous size range 6-30. Based on my measurements they sent me a size 24. I included my measurements and a comment that I have narrow shoulders (usual for a plus size person by the way) in the notes area. I humbly asked them to select the correct size based on upper and full bust and hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I am happy to say it did
Were the instructions easy to follow?
There are no detailed instructions but with a knit top, not much is needed. They did include photo tutorial for the neckline and flounce which is interesting. Fiddly but easy enough to figure out. You do need a serger to finish the edge of the flounce although possible it could be left as a raw edge. I worked out the shoulders and neckline, then inserted the sleeves flat, finally the sides, hemming and done!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is my first StyleArc pattern. I loved that I did not need to spend time altering the pattern. Usually by the time I get alternations done I have lost interest in the pattern. I want to get to the fun which is sewing. For my trial I did a tissue fit and sewed the pattern without alteration. I was thrilled. As I said in a discussion - hearts and flowers time.
A poly stretch knit. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this as it violates my natural fabrics rule. I guess I liked the color and it drapes beautifully. It is a nice fabric but unbelievable hot. And not in a sexy way.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Yippee - no alterations for me! What? No FBA? that's right!! Only other fba sufferers can understand this.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I am going to sew this again. Although it is unique, I want to make both a summer and winter version in nicer fabrics. Yes, we have another wonderful pattern company to work with.
Love this top. I am not a ruffle girl so the neckline and flounce worked for me in that it was not wildly ruffly. I learned to use the 3 thread hem on my serger and enjoyed the minor puzzle of working out the way the flounce and neckline folded back on itself. A bit of hand basting held everything nicely until sewn.