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|Posted on:||2/23/13 7:01 AM |
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Jumpsuit has loose-fitting, blouson bodice, applied flounces (wrong side shows), bias neck facing and armhole binding, waist casing, elastic/tie ends, tapered pants (semi-fitted through hips), side front pockets, and invisible back zipper.
AX5(4-6-8-10-12), D5(12-14-16-18-20). I made it a size 12 at the shoulders, and a size 14 from the bust down.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No . Mine isn't a jumpsuit (and that's why I can only recommend it with modifications - I only made the top part!)
Here's the top as I intend to wear it, and here's the close up...
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were fine, although I had to do a few things differently to make this as a top (!) with just 1 instead of 2 ruffles. To sew my ruffle on at exactly the right place I marked the sewing line with pins, then chalk marked it on the inside of the bodice. I then sewed a line of basting along the chalk mark. As I sewed the ruffle on I used the feel of this basting to get the ruffle in the right place - obviously this wouldn't work in a thicker fabric - and of course I removed the basting afterwards.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was pleasantly surprised at how little fabric my (top) version of this pattern took - I only had 0.85m to work with and I have scraps left over.
I really like the neckline on this pattern, and I like the width of the ruffle on the shoulder.
Because the top is intended to be loose and blousy there are no darts: on the one hand this makes the pattern easier, but on the other hand it affects the fit in the bodice - it's going to have drag lines around the bust no matter what.
A lovely Liberty tana lawn, a lovely find on the remnant table of one of my local shops.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I only had enough fabric for top with a single (I chose front) ruffle. Normally the front and back ruffles would have a seam that would align with but lie above the the shoulder seam. Instead I hemmed the ruffle edge that would align with the shoulder seam in the same manner as the long edge, and tacked it to the shoulder seam about 1cm in from the armhole - otherwise the ruffle flopped.
I omitted the centre back zip because the top was roomy enough to do without it. Instead I have an opening down to about the top of my shoulder blades which does up with a press stud at the top. I don't think this would be possible if you were making the jumpsuit though!
Also due my fabric constraints I decided to use purchased bias binding for my armhole and neck facings rather than piecing my small bits of fabric together to make self-fabric facings. It seemed to work fine although the pattern does indicate a wider facing for the neckline. Here's a view of the back before sewing in the press stud (taking photos while I had the sun!)
Having read Erika B's review on her blog I raised the armholes by about 2cm. I could have raised them more than this, but I want my top to be really airy for sultry summer weather, and I'm OK with this size of armhole for a summer top. This is something you might want to think about for yourself though as the armhole is quite big and it might stretch out if you were using a jersey.
I thought it was interesting that there was a bit of shaping on the waistline (which I extended by about 10cm to the length of one of my fave RTW summer tops). In my version I have a straight hem.
Finally, I topstitched my ruffle against the top after trimming the turned over ruffle seam against the bodice - I don't know why I did this, but it does mean that if the ruffle blows up in the wind it looks really neat without any raw edges showing! Here's a look under the ruffle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I am tempted... and I would recommend this pattern. I love the look of the jumpsuit but don't really have a need for a jumpsuit; the top, on the other hand, is a really useful addition to my work wardrobe.
I've blogged this top here if you'd like to read a bit more or see a few more photos.
Highly recommended as an easy Vogue top for summer.
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