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|Reviewed by:||AngelaSews|| |
|Posted on:||7/26/14 4:29 PM |
|Last Updated:||7/26/14 4:54 PM|
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 1 people |
|Fabric:||Rayon Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
Tank top with princess seams, gathered center front panel.
Success/failure of design ideas:
Princess seams for design interest and shaping. Seem quite ok.
Gathered front panel for design interest and to reduce transparency of the quite sheer jersey. Didn't quite nail this. I may post a question later asking for advice on how to draft this better.
Very lightweight rayon jersey.
Would you sew it again?
Yes, but with a plain front next time. I also think a firmer fabric would be more flattering.
Then neckline is not as drafted. I don't like the shape very much, but it was a successful save of the original neckline, which stretched and flopped. I tried a turned over edge for the first version and it seems to have been a poor choice. The finished version is a band.
I'm quite comfortable sewing jersey, but this very lightweight one was not very easy to sew. My sewing was less than accurate, but I found the top quite forgiving of my errors (trained eyes may beg to differ!).
Changes for future:
In a future gathered version, I would like to modify so the drape starts from the shoulder seam and includes a bit of a cowl at the neckline. I wasn't willing to spend the time to develop that this time around.
I'm undecided. I'm wavering between being quite happy with the top, as long as I don't focus on the details, and judging it a failure. It does feel nice to wear though.
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