Pattern Description: Empire line tops with options of a sweetheart or a crossover neck and various sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: 8-18 in one envelope. I cut a 14 but I think 12 would have been better.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Quite like view A but with narrower sleeves.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, a piece of cake.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It was very easy to put together but then I had to do quite a lot of tweaking to make it almost wearable. I like it on other people who have reviewed it here but not on me.
Fabric Used: I put cotton broadcloth because it seemed the nearest to what I used but it's actually a cotton duvet cover.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I think I did a fudged FBA (just cut the lower bodice seamline a bit deeper) but I also took a lot of width out of the skirt and sleeves. It was very "maternity smock" on me initially. I also did some hand stitching with 4ply cotton around the neckline. My favourite bit!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?There's a stubborn element to me that wants to conquer the beast and make something as lovely as other people's tunics. On the other hand, I have 100s of patterns I haven't used yet so maybe I should get over it and move on. I would recommend it to others though- it tends to suit the less curvy person I would say though.
Conclusion: I love the colour, and duvet covers being large, I could make something else in the same fabric. I do wear it, it's very comfortable and rear concealing but I probably wouldn't wear it out of the house. Blog post is here