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Reviewed by:AngelaSews
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Posted on:7/26/14 4:29 PM
Last Updated:7/26/14 4:54 PM
Project Photo:Self Drafted Pattern: 246956-1003 by AngelaSews

Self Drafted Pattern: 246956-1003 by AngelaSews  Self Drafted Pattern: 246956-1003 by AngelaSews  
Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
Fabric:Rayon Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:

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.

Fabric Used:

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.

Sewing notes

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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sacjeanie said...
I think a patterned fabric would enhance the finer points of the garment construction.
7/28/14 9:59 AM
paulakiss said...
Very pretty top. And you are great at fitting! I think you nailed the neckline with the band. I've seen lots of tops with the gathered front panel in the stores near me and I think yours is just as if not more beautiful! And you drafted the pattern yourself? Wow. Your tank is all kinds of awesome!
7/27/14 4:22 AM
BlueSkysAhead said...
I like it. I wish I could get my tee shirt to fit like yours in the back or shoulders. I have a long way to go.
7/26/14 10:54 PM
PriorPatterns said...
I quite like it. :)
7/26/14 10:33 PM
Re Becca said...
I hope it grows on you, its quite interesting. I'm sure it will lead you to many more drafting successes.
7/26/14 5:10 PM
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