Pattern Description: Pull-over tops have round neckline finished with binding, front empire waist with skirt gathered to bodice, and center back slit opening with button and loop closure. View A has full length sleeves and self fabric neck binding. View B has short gathered sleeves with contrast bias cut bindings at neckline and sleeves. Optional butterfly appliqué included.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes - as good or better (the fit on the models on the envelope's picture seem a bit big and sloppy to me).
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes. There were tons of extra details in the instructions which I appreciated. The details for sewing the neck binding resulted in one of the best looking knit garments I've sewn.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It was well drafted and went together like a dream.
Fabric Used: I used a 100% cotton knit that I bought from FabricMart for $1 a yard. I bought it to use as muslin but the fabric was really nice.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't have any non fusible interfacing so I just omitted that step of adding it to the shoulder seams and back neck.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely. I can see how this top could be lengthened to make a dress too.
Conclusion: This is a great basic pattern to use for a little girl in all seasons.
I'll come back and update this review after my granddaughter tries it on. I sewed an XS size.
I also thought I'd mention that I made this top from scraps leftover from another project. I just noticed that the stripes match on one sleeve and not the other. I can't believe they matched on either one - it wasn't intentional - there wasn't enough fabric to even think about it.