Pattern Sizing: 128-170cm; I traced and cut a 146, Mr. T wears a size 10 RTW
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! It turned out great!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I have to be honest, I didn't look at the pattern directions at all on this one. I sewed the shoulders together first, then added the neck ribbing. I then proceeded to add the sleeves in while the fabric was flat and then sew from bottom hem of shirt up through the armpit and down to the sleeve ends. I much prefer this way than easing in the sleeves in a round fashion. I serged all but the hems of my fabric and I used my double needle on the shoulders as well as the hems. I decided not to add ribbing to the sleeve cuffs.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit! It fit perfectly with zero modifications.
Fabric Used: Dino was $6.39/yard double knit cotton. I have mixed reviews on the fabric. when it came it was horribly stiff and not soft at all. I wasn't sure if I even wanted to use it. I washed and dried the fabric and it did come out softer so it is just ok in my book on softness. The fabric was also horribly off grain. Would I use it again? No. But it was ok for this one project. The yellow sleeves are from an old Hollister shirt of my husbands and the blue ribbing is from an old Walmart tank of mine.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would! Now that I know the fit is spot on and how much yardage to get I plan on making some T-shirts for Mr. T and not Pj tops. I also plan on doing some in short sleeve for the summer.