Pattern Description: slightly fitted through bust, stitched hems and self faced collar
Pattern Sizing: xs (4-6) through XXL (24-26)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Mostly, except I made view B and cut off the "v"
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it was quick and easy. I sewed an XL and think maybe a large with 3/8" seam allowance would have been better. Who knows? It's a loose fitting style and lately I feel as though everything I make is larger than it should be.
Fabric Used:68" wide stretch velour purchased from Fabric Mart.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Cut off the "v" and cut 1" off the length of the sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew it again and do recommend. I didn't do the "v" mainly because I thought the velor would stick to my pants and I would constantly be pulling it from my legs.
Conclusion: I like my tops to skim my hips. View A would have been too short for my taste. I cut the front and back on the fold rather than having seam down the front and back. Because of no front and back seam, when I sewed the center back seam of the collar, I used only 1/4" seam allowance. I sewed the rest of the seams at 5/8" and double stitched as directed. The hem are done with zig zag stitch at width of 1.0 and 3.0 long. Because of thickness of the velor, the seams were straight stitched at number 3.0 length and it worked fine. I used the even feed feature of my sewing machine, so it may be helpful to use your walking foot with this type of stretchy fabric.