|Pattern Description: MISSES' JACKET, TOP, DRESS, SKIRT AND PANTS: Unlined jacket A has princess seams and three-quarter length sleeves with cuffs. Top B and above mid-knee length dress C have self-lined upper and midriff front and back. B: side zipper. C: back zipper and purchased trim. Straight skirt D, above mid-knee length, has waistband, darted front and back, back zipper. Pants E have front pleats, back darts, mock fly zipper, side seam pockets and waistband.|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes. I made the top.
Were the instructions easy to follow?I didn't follow them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?The top is a portion of the dress pattern. The dress has you do a center zip, the top a side zip. The side zip is done really poorly and actually ends at the bottom of the top so you can see your zip tab dangle. Yuk. I just did a center back zip instead.
Fabric Used:dupioni for the top, lined in bemberg
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I could not wear the top with the bust darts (too busty) at the front so I changed it to a princess seam. This let me pinch out some fabric near near the top of the seams where I am more narrow. I added an inch in length to the top front piece.
I also added width on the bottom piece by slashing and spreading.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? In person I like this top, in pictures it looks blah. I am going to try again, but this time utilizing it in the dress version. But not today.
Conclusion: For this to be a standalone piece, I would need to have more shaping in the front middle piece. It is too loose on me and obscures my waist. This will be an under the jacket piece. I will correct for the waist issue when I do the dress version. But not today.