|Simplicity: 1716 (Misses Top and Dress) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses' knit mini-dress, tunic and top can be made with a front twist or draped neckline with five different sleeve variations to choose from.|
I made view F, the regular cowl with 3/4 length sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: 4-20. I made my usual 10-grade-to-12.
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? They were clear for my version.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this style of cowl, and this one is not too deep! The pattern has nice shaping and is very long, which I like. I wasn't crazy about the weird bust pleat, so I omitted it.
Fabric Used: What I thought was a regular cotton-lycra jersey, from the bins at Michael Levine Loft in LA. One problem: it seems to be permanently wrinkled. Although it looks like I've just left the shirt at the bottom of a pile of dirty clothes for a week, in fact this is what it looks like fresh from the dryer. And it's totally impervious to ironing. Not only does the iron not remove the wrinkles, but it makes the fabric turn a darker shade of purple for several minutes. I am puzzled.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I cut the back on the fold (because even though I do need a swayback alteration, center back seams never seem RTW to me, and that's what I was going for).
I omitted the strange additional pleat that comes out of the armscye (I just folded it out of the pattern before I cut) because I thought it was odd and I don't need the extra room in the bust (plus one less pleat to sew!)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes! I will certainly make another of these (maybe a couple) and I'll give the weird twisty neckline variation a try at some point too.
Conclusion: There's not much more to say about this one, but it's a keeper! I was looking for a pattern to duplicate a couple RTW Gap tops I have, and this is basically perfect. It fits well, I love the neckline, and it went together so fast!
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