|Pattern Description: A knit tee with a sweetheart neckline.|
Pattern Sizing: Childrens size 2 to womens size 22. I made a size S, which is the second adult size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Sure.
Outfit #1, the black top with the blue Burda skirt with black flocking
Outfit #2, the eggplant colored top with the black Burda skirt
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they were good.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I have two daughters (ages 20 and almost 18) who wear the same size. I wanted to make them Christmas gifts, and I wanted them to look like RTW. I think this pattern fit the bill very well.
Fabric Used: I made two versions. The black is a viscose lycra jersey. The eggplant is a rayon lycra jersey. Both are think, curly, and unstable.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I have only read a few reviews, so I don't know if others encountered this (the reviews I read didn't mention it) but after sewing the vertical elastic at the top of the front neckline, I then sewed on the narrow band. But the band flopped because of the presence of the elastic. Therefore, I pinched out a tiny wedge of fabric in the band and sewed it out. This removed the floppiness and I was much happier with the result.
The band with the tiny seam
The band side, showing the wedge
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely! I wanted to make an outfit for each of my daughters that would mimic RTW. They are very picky about fit, design, color, pattern. I hope these outfits fit the bill. I do think they will be happy with the tops, at least. They were a bit fiddly to sew with the 1/4" seam allowances and small pattern pieces, especially using the thin un-stable knit fabrics, but it wasn't too bad. It wouldn't surprise me if I make these again.
Conclusion: More on the blog!