Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. The draping effect changes depending on your fabric choice.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were very easy to follow, but I chose to forgo them for this simple top. The diagrams and patterns in this book appear to be more daunting than they are.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that this is a simple top that looks more stylish and complicated than it is. I liked how easy it was to construct. It has one side seam and 2 shoulder seams. It is one of the easiest pieces to make in the Drape Drape 2 book.
I dislike tracing and piecing patterns together. I HATE this part of sewing patterns and have passed on wonderful patterns if this is a requirement. I received these books as a gift from a friend and I knew I had to get over it to enjoy these wonderful books. It was worth it.
A lightweight polyester knit I purchased at an estate sale for one and a striped cotton jersey for the other.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I stitched the shoulder and side seams together before adding the binding. The pattern suggests doing it differently, but I found it simpler to stitch right sides together and flip binding to inside and then top-stitched it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I cut three of these in different weights to experiment with the draping. I like the look of them and the ease of wearing them. If you are used to piecing patterns, this will be a breeze for you. If you are reluctant to cut and piece patterns, this is an easy introduction. I am excited to make other garments in the books. More photos and details are blogged.