|Pattern Description: |
semi fitted blouses, long or 3/4 sleeve, pullover
US 10 thru 22; I used 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Kind of. I can't see myself doing that bouncy pose the model did. I was surprised, because it is not at all obvious, that the neckline is trimmed with raw bias strip.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes pretty much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like: i always like front tab shirts. Sleeves were super easy, if a little plain. They fit well into the armscye. Placket instructions were pretty clear, but you have to keep track of the various marked lines (I used my iron to mark them with a crease)
Don't like: not sure about the raw bias neckline trim, especially with this print. There is a really strange horizontal dart in the back, which I did against my better judgement. And I get the feeling that the bottom side godets are not my thing; maybe better for those with larger hips.
Cotton voile, orange with feathers, bought in Portland at Josephines Dry Goods. Selvedge said Anna Maria Horner.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lowered the darts 1" as usual. Didn't do a wide back adjustment as I sometimes do. I did the back yoke a la Kwiksew, and avoided handsewing. I only used 6 buttons not 7, and these are 3/8" recycled from an old nightgown. Strange how my local Joann's couldn't give me anything better. Burda doesn't tell you what size to use.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I won't sew it again. I have a similar pattern (StyleArc Camilla) that I will try soon that has better neckline for me, no godets to flair out at the bottom, and no funny back dart. It might be good for those more apple shaped though.
Turned out pretty good, but I have some reservations.