|Pattern Description: A woven t-shirt with capped sleeves and scoop neck. Fitted at the shoulders, this top falls into a loose shape below the bust. Techniques involved include straight seams, bias binding, setting sleeves and basic hemming.|
Pattern Sizing: 0-18. I cut an 18 and should have graded up through the hips, but did not (see back photo for evidence).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for my sizing mishap, which I totally blame on myself and my beginner skillz. The pattern sizing was very clear, I just neglected to measure the pattern pieces to figure out the finished measurements. The fabric pools up above my hips as soon as I move around. I'll have to grade up through the hips on my next attempt at this pattern. Additionally, the sleeves are a bit tight. I will probably add 1/2 in or so next time.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very, very clear directions. I used the Bias Tape Tutorial on Grainline's blog for some extra detail on how to do the neckline as this was my second attempt at using bias tape and the first attempt didn't go to well. This was also my first time putting sleeves in a woven top and the detailed directions were very helpful.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the clean, modern style and the very detailed directions that make this a great pattern for a beginner.
Fabric Used: cheap poly chiffon from etsy. I love the pattern, but it wasn't easy to work with!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None on this attempt, will grade up through the hips and sleeves next time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely, its a great basic! I have another version in the works, but its been on the floor of my spare room for at least two months! I attempted to grade the pattern up, but its looking awful. I'll be studying Susan at Moonthirty's beautifully fitting versions to see if I can rescue it.
Conclusion: Great pattern. As this was my third sewing project, I learned a ton from the great directions. And, it ended up wearable! Win, win!
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