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|Angela Wolf: 1123 (The Ruched T) - Type:Tops|
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|Posted on:||1/5/13 9:43 PM |
|Last Updated:||1/28/13 3:08 AM|
Angela Wolf Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $19.95 (See envelope) |
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|Pattern Description: |
From Envelope: This is a great style of top that will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe and is very EASY to sew! One pattern offers many design options including:
3 different collars offer 4 different looks sleeve options including short, three quarter, and long 2 ruching options for the body
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Not exactly - this is one of the versions for the One Pattern, Many Looks contest
Were the instructions easy to follow?
very and includes extra tips
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about this pattern, and nominated it for best of 2012.
VERSION 1: poly/spandex blend from FM
VERSION 2: poly fleece
VERSION 3: sweater knit
VERSION 4: color block both rayon spandex
VERSION 5: slinky knit
VERSION 6: rayon spandex - bleached
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
VERSION 1: shortened length 2", cut collar on the bias and only attached one end (single layer collar) to control the long length of the single layer collar, I ruched it's back seam - this allows me more variations to play with how the collar lays including allowing the back side of the fabric to show. Cut off upper sleeve cap and did a turned hem, turned under the remainder of the armhole, ruched only the upper section of the sleeve.
VERSION 2: midweight polar fleece from Joanne's
left sides seams open a few inches and top stitched the SA down, reversed collar so that seam was at CF and sewed each side of collar together with narrow seam then overlapped the edges about an inch - no drafting changes to either collar or neckline. Collar can be worn several ways - open, doubled to inside, doubled to outside - the great thing about fleece is that it sticks to itself so no fasteners necessary! Left an opening in the lower sleeve for thumb holes then top stitched the SA, simple turned hem at cuff edge. This is not a running shirt, too hot for that, but I know what I'm going to do to make one now. My first fleece project!
VERSION 3: sweater knit - added a little length to the front collar
VERSION 4: First color block! I traced out the shape I wanted on the front and then cut it apart for the 2 colors. Colors are joined with a narrow 3 stitch serged seam. Did the same for the sleeve - added the same "cold shoulder" as version one, but took the contrast section up to the shoulder following the same lines as the sleeve pattern, then I cut that section into 3 strips and braided it before sewing to the shoulder. Yeah, it's a little loud - but this is Alaska - grey and dreary and I'm feeling particularly deprived of color...
VERSION 5: The only change I made was to shorten the sleeves a little
VERSION 6: Pretty much as is from the envelope - I was experimenting with reverse dyeing so this one has been treated with bleach.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Let's see - I have now made this 8 times. I've also challenged myself to create a variant of this pattern every month this year. You need this pattern!
I like to think of this as my menopause top...(version 1)
DH said it looked like I was wearing long gloves - Ha! I will definitely be sewing another version of this as a running shirt - built in arm warmers - love! (version 2)
all versions photos here Ruched Tee album
Album has been updated with all the new photos.
This was a fun challenge!
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