|Pattern Description: Pullover tops have self-lined upper sections, yo-yos with stay, waistband, gathered lower sections, seam detail and back-button, continuous lap closing. A: single-layer armhole ruffle, wrong side shows. B: sleeves with elastic. Skirt has elastic waist, yoke, no side seams, and gathers.|
Designed for medium weight woven fabrics. I sewed up view B using some leftover quilting fabric.
Pattern Sizing: Kids sizes 2-8, this is a size 6
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, very much so. At first I wasn't sure it would look quite like the pictures, but voila! It worked!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Most of them were, however, the instructions for creating the continuous lap closing were terrible. After several attempts to figure out what they meant, I finally google it and had my ah-ha moment.
I still don't get the flower instructions, but I didn't really like the flowers anyhow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the look of the pullover top, it's somewhat whimsical!
I don't like patterns that have such a large skirt gathered, it's so tedious trying to get each section gathered evenly! That said, it is absolutely worth the effort to make sure there is ample gathers throughout the skirt.
Fabric Used: Joel Dewberry quilting cotton, and an Anna Marie Horner quilting cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Not much. I didn't use the instructions for the lap closing, and I didn't make the flowers (I made A sort of flower).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Oh definitely. I sewed this with these fabrics to see if it works for me, and it does, so I have some pretty Amy Butler Cameo just waiting to be used!
Conclusion: A nice pattern that makes good use of several coordinating fabrics. I like that!