|Pattern Description: pull over top|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? mostly
Were the instructions easy to follow?not exactly
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?The pattern is a great idea, but required more tweaking than I like. I took it in a class from a very experienced teacher. She had found an issue with the first printing of the pattern, which had appeared resolved. However, it was not really fixed and we had to adjust the sleeves for 3 out of the 4 students in the class (& the 4th was making it as the pattern was designed for a tween granddaughter) The grading of the pattern did not seem to be appropriate.
Fabric Used:two knits from Hancock, polyester, more than likely a blend. One shrank when it was pre-washed, the other resumed the shape it must have had before being stretched on the bolt, so dealing with the fabrics added another level of frustration
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the 22, though had planned on using the 20 (I prefer loose to snug-fitting); since the sleeve re-draft had already been done for another student for the 22, I just copied that. I made the 18 neckline, and we fudged it a bit higher with the band. If I make it again (big if) I will have to raise the neckline a couple of inches. I'd probably stick with the 20 or 22, but it was plenty comfortable for me. (It will depend a lot on the drape of the fabric, too.)
Would you sew it again? Maybe, since we have the changes made
Would you recommend it to others?only for those who are experienced and like a challenge
Conclusion: Fun idea for a pattern, implementation is not so great. If I want a similar look, I'd probably just color block a standard tee. Truthfully, if I had not been in class with a very patient and experienced teacher, the whole thing would have ended up in the trash.