Misses tunic, sleeveless blouse and cap sleeved blouse (I made view A, the tunic)
US 10 - 22 / FR 38 - 50 / EURO 36 - 48 (I made size 10)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes - this is my second version of this pattern which helped. I did find the neck slit a bit tricky and still need to work on this technique.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I still really like the style of this tunic which has lots of ease and provides a fair bit of room over my now 24 weeks bump.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1) Following the neck gaposis issues on my earlier version I reduced the width of the neckline by taking a 1 inch (approx) wedge from the edge of the centre front yoke and 1/2 inch wedge from the centre back yoke following the instructions for shifting the pattern's center front at this great tutorial http://phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2008/07/fitting-tutorial-removing-neck-gape.html?m=1. This worked well.
2) For this version I sewed the sleeves to the top at the shoulder/armsyce seam first and then sewed the sleeve seam and sides seams in one go after seeing a tip that a reviewer found this order easier. I made a big mistake, however, in finishing the armsyce seams first (by trimming them and zigzagging the edges) and then sewing the sleeve and side seams the standard seam allowance from the newly trimmed armsyce seam which resulted in very tight seams under the arms. (Funnily enough!). I was just able to repair this by redoing the seams as close to the edge as possible but they're still much tighter than in version 1. Am unsure if my neckline alterations have also contributed to this by pulling up the yoke.
3) I did banded cuffs for this version rather than elastic edged sleeves. The sleeves are also slightly narrower at the bottom edge as I was a bit short on fabic.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes.
A highly recommended pattern and a good learning experience!