|Pattern Description: One piece asymmetrical draped tee|
Pattern Sizing:sm/m and lg/xl. I made the lg/xl for my usual size 40 Burda equivalent and the fit was fine on top, but could be a bit larger in the hips for my taste. If you don't have a flabby middle, it'll be fine.
Were the instructions easy to follow? there are lots of illustrations to help you along. this model is mostly intuitive, unlike some of the other puzzles in the book. I consider it brain therapy trying to figure out what goes where. trying to keep the ol' gray matter going.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Oh, it's lots of fun! It's a style that young or old can wear, and it's practical -like a big tee shirt, but with some style. It's not very condusive to prefitting, however, so you kind of have to make one up according to the pattern and see how you like it, then go from there. This is my second top with some modifications that I will discuss below. The first one here is the regular pattern sz lg/xl out of poly cotton jersey.
Dislikes: The patterns are full-sized on a map (like Burda), but all one color (b&w) and really confusing. Following the right ines was very difficult and frustrating. Again - brain training.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Today's top is made from a rayon jersey, pretty stable slight stretch, I'd say, so I made some adjustments to add room in the hip. Nothing fancy, just added width in the center and a bit at the side. this made the neck opening a bit larger however, and I forgot to compensate for it. So, I added a little fashion detail to the neck seen here. It looks intentional with all the draping going on here. Oh, and the big change I made was to piece the back together and add a band to the bottom. This was because I didn't have enough fabric length to fit the entire pattern, but I had enough fabric to make it in pieces. This is something I like to do with stripes anyway, so I consider it a win. I'm seeing a lot of mixed stripes in RTW. Here is the back of the top on a dressform.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I have and I already have. I bought this book as a curiosity. I was happy to find it in English. There are several interesting things to make. Most are puzzles for sure.