|Pattern Sizing: ZZ: Lrg., Xlg., Xxl I did it in large, but probably could've done it in a medium and gotten by.|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Better!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, but like other reviewers, I did some of my own things to it....
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how airy and comfortable, yet figure-flattering this is- come summer, I will be rockin' this top EVERYWHERE!
Fabric Used: Mysterious raw-silk-like fabric from Walmart at $1 / yard. Thought it might be synthetic, but the flame test proves otherwise! Drapes and feels like raw silk though, so...tencel? Rayon? I dunno, but I LOVE it!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Where to start...like other reviewers, I ditched the elastic waist thing. I cut it to View B length, but did the View A neckline, etc. I made my own facings for the very first time, and rolled and topstitched all of the seams, so that there's nothing but finished edges- no fraying, and looks a lot neater. I also cut three 6"-wide strips of fabric from selvedge line to selvedge line- three widths total- and sewed them end-to-end. Then I sewed the length of it, and made it into a long, long belt, which wraps 3 times around my waist comfortably- makes for a MUCH more flattering waistline on this! Am also considering hammering out an obi belt for this, but I like what I have right now.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, and yes- it goes together easily, even with the changes that I made, and it's really kinda fun! It's also probably only the third top I've ever, ever made that I think I will actually wear, when it gets warmer out. It's easy, pretty forgiving, and could be embellished with embroidery, etc. really easily. I'm going to try extending the length even more, on the next one- in a border print, with a little more length, this could be really cute with capris and flats. (It's cute now, but there's a lot that can be done with this!)
Conclusion: Great pattern! I'll be knocking out at least one or two more of these- try it, you'll like it!