|Pattern Description: "Simple kimono-sleeved shrug cloned from an original 1950s garment."|
Pattern Sizing: S-L
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!
Were the instructions easy to follow? They were very easy. the pattern is quite basic, but Tanit-Isis did include some helpful diagrams for the trickier parts. One thing to note, the measurements for the bands used are based on 60 inch wide fabric, and are taken from only one size, so you may need a longer band if you are doing a larger size, or if your knit is less stretchy (as mine was).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Love the simplicity and ease of sewing. Since it is a copy of a garment from the 50s, the vintage style is totally authentic, which is so fun.
Fabric Used: Burnout Knit from FabricMart with very little stretch (maybe 15%)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I used a size medium and lengthened the sleeve to make it full length. I added about 4 inches, and it falls to my wrist bone with the band.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will sew it again!! It is quick and easy as well as being very thrifty of fabric. I plan to use it for some yummy mohair knit, but wanted to try it out in a less dear fabric first. I'm glad I did, as I discovered that the bands may need adjusting, so I'll be on the lookout for that with my knit. I definitely recommend it. What have you got to lose? An hour of your time and a 1/2 yard of fabric?
Conclusion: Beautiful, vintage piece that fits effortlessly into the modern wardrobe.