|Simplicity: 2339 (Misses' & Miss Petite Shirts) - Type:Tops |
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|About MegWight |
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|Posted on:||1/28/13 5:40 PM |
|Last Updated:||1/28/13 5:44 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Regular Petite |
Simplicity Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.95 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton- Lawn [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Pattern Description: Amazing Fit Collection. Misses' & Miss petite shirt sewing pattern with individual pattern pieces for & A, B, C, D cup sizes.
Pattern Sizing: 6-14 and 14-22. I made a 14 with a C cup
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were
done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? I hardly ever look at instructions usually I find the things that I get confused on I can find better instructions on line.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really loved how this shirt was a little longer, that it wasn’t a curved hemline and that the collar had a stand. I hated how they used a piece of bias to make the sleeve slit opening, I avoided it and used a threads template for a perfect placket. The threads method looks so much better please use it (http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/25307/how-to-make-a-precision-placket/page/all) it really doesn’t take that much extra time and makes it look much more professional. I also really liked how this shirt had so many potential areas to completely customize it. It is great that it has the different cup sizes; it really cuts down on any alterations that I normally have to make.
Fabric Used: An absolutely beautiful Liberty of London Cotton and a synthetic eyelash lace.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t make any alterations on this version but in future versions I will add some more room around the hips. I found that this one almost fits a less curvy hip structure, but it could be a personal preference as I like things to float around my lower midsection rather than sit right on it. I have added about an inch on either side for future versions. Even though I like the straight bottom on this version for a future version planned I have added a curved hem line. Allthough the pattern called for buttons I didn’t want to destroy the lace so I just used some snaps. I also interfaced all collar, neckline, cuff and button placket pieces because I wanted it to be stiff enough to hold the lace up.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definitely would recommend this pattern to other people. The multiple cup sizes along with the great pattern itself made this an easy sew, probably about 10 hours total. I have already made a peach gingham version of this blouse and have two others cut out and ready to sew. I also plan on cutting out a third of chambray, so yes I would recommend this one to anyone wanting a good dress shirt. The one thing I would advise people is to check the hip measurement against yourself because that is the only area where I found it could need some extra room.
Conclusion: This is one of my all time favorite wardrobe pieces. I have worn it a bunch and always feel great it in it.
Thanks for looking.
There is an additional picture of the collar on my blog http://sewcicles.blogspot.ca/
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