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|Christine Jonson: e738 (COWL NECK TUNIC) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||3/12/13 4:39 PM |
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|Fabric:||ITY Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is from the patternmaker's website: "A close-fitting back neckline and collar hug the body securely to offer a stable fit for this raised cowl neck top. This top will not ride back off the shoulders. The raised cowl offers a modest fit as it drapes beautifully at the center area of the front neckline and upper bust without any extra and unflattering horizontal folds radiating from the armscye.
The sleeve cap sits high on the shoulder and fits close under the arm to contribute to the flattering silhouette. The side seams are curved in at the waist and slightly rounded at the hip."
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The front pattern piece is shaped like a deep V, and has to be spread open to sew in a straight line, and that's after it is sewn into a circle at the back neck seam. Here's what it looks like: click here I wasn't familiar with how to sew that type of neck/shoulder seam and found it very challenging to figure out. The small pictures in the directions just weren't understandable to me. After struggling with it for hours, I finally made a prototype to test ways to sew it, and then figured it out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It is a downloadable pattern, which can be a great convenience. And the design is cute, with a nice drape at the neckline. But the construction difficulties were a surprise for what looked like a simple knit top.
polyester ITY jersey in a red heather pattern from FabricMart
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a large, which fit fine, but was surprised to find the sleeve too narrow, as that's not a fitting problem I usually have. I had to add 1 1/2 inches to the bicep area. I also shortened it to a 3/4 length sleeve.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
There are other nice cowl neck patterns around, so I probably won't make it again. Others might find it to be a nice addition to the wardrobe.
It's a nice cowl-neck top. I couldn't find any other reviews of it, so I thought I'd add one.
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