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|Twinkle Sews: On The Sidelines (On The Sidelines) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||7/25/13 9:33 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Difficult, but great for Advanced Sewers |
|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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'This isn't your ordinary sweatshirt. The embellishments of buttons, rivets and fancy piecing take the ordinary to the extraordinary.'
0, 4, 8, 12 and 16. I made a size 8. I am usually a size 10 (UK/Australia). I went with my measurements on the size chart (I made none of the adjustments suggested below the size chart) and the fit is loose, but about right I'd say.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were a bit brief. I had to feel my way and look at the photo in the book to work some of it out. There are 14 pattern pieces which result in 22 pieces of fabric to make this top. I had a piece left over that I never did work out what to do with, despite much puzzling over the instructions!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The pattern is complex with numerous pieces, but they fit together well to create a unique and interesting top.
I used a soft, cotton jersey which was a bit unstable and stretched out of shape while I was sewing it. I think this would have been a lot easier with fleece or stable t-shirt fabric. I am pleased with the final result though.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I was too busy trying to keep track of the original pattern to consider making any changes! The only things I would have considered were taking in the side seams and hem band. Maybe next time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend this to patient sewers who enjoy a challenge and are not in a hurry! I fit those criteria and really enjoyed making this. I may make another one day.
This is a lovely top that has been well thought out. The additional details of buttons and rivets, along with the complex pattern piecing, make this a really designer-looking top. This is the type of garment you look at afterwards and feel a bit amazed you actually made it!
For more pictures and info, please see my blog.
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