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|Posted on:||10/29/12 1:15 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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6-26. I made size 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
As my first pattern, no. The instructions for sewing on the scarf/collar didn't make any sense.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's actually a shirt I'd like to wear, and really simple for a beginner.
92% Cotton/8% Spandex from a giant dress found at a thrift store.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I couldn't follow the instructions for the scarf/collar, so I made it up. I folded the scarf over double at the back and zig-zag basted it to the neck. I then only sewed down the bottom layer at the front to let it hang over. Then I tucked the whole thing under and topstitched it. This resulted in a bit of odd gaping at the back of the neck - next time I'll probably fold it down the other way before topstitching.
Here's a picture showing the back of the neck.
I also didn't cut the fringe, I just angled the ends of the scarf.
Finally, I had to cut 3" off the length... I'm only 5'3" and it was past my butt in the original design.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes!
It was a great first pattern to do, though I do have some sewing experience so I was able to figure out the collar (or at least make something wearable).
Also, I did the whole thing in stretch stitches - lightning bolt for the seams, triple straight for the topstitching, and crosshem on the bottom. This chewed through almost an entire spool of thread, but the end result feels very solid! It's tight enough on me that I didn't want to risk popping seams.