|Pattern Description: |
Very simple to understand, only three pieces for view A, which is what I cut out.
Every review I have read for this talks about it being too large, and I think it is true to size, but is meant to be a very large, drapey blouse. I happen to love things that are flowing and easy to layer, and this fits the bill perfectly. If you are looking for a fitted t-shirt pattern, this is not it, I don't particularly think the shape would look good taken in, it would loose most of it's charm.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, with exception to the changes I made.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very very easy, great for a beginner, I didn't even read them more than once.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love they style, so much, and the variations they provide you with. No dislikes at the moment.
A cream colored poly-blend knit of some kind that was gifted to me over a year ago. This is the first knit item I've made, and while I can't say I like working with knit, I do live the blouse. I am thinking of making a matching set of wrist-warmers with the leftover fabric, and maybe another blouse if I have enough.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I was going to make view A, with the lace overlay, but the lace form my stash was a couple of inches too small (this was a stash buster project). I decided I liked the simple look of the fabric alone, but added a little lace to the neckline, instead of the bias tape they call for, to give it more softness.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, absolutely, am planning on it. This is a great project for beginners, provided they are ok with non-structured fabrics.
Can't say enough about how much I love this pattern, or how many times I plan on using it in the future. Great for the large, billowy top look, not great if you want something fitted.
See more here.