|New Look: 6734 (Misses Knit Jacket Top and Pants) - Type:Swimwear |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
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|Fabric:||Nylon-Lycra [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Misses Knit jacket, tops and pants. I only made the top as a rashguard.|
Pattern Sizing: I made size 12. It's one size smaller than my usual but as a rashguard with swimwear fabric I wanted it to be tighter than regular clothes.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I looked at it once and forgot about it. The pattern pieces spoke for themselves.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted to make a rashguard with a pattern from my current pattern stash. This one looked like it would look good as a rashguard.
The trouble I had was that I wasn't able to get the neckline to lie flat. I don't know if it's because of my fabric choice. I dismantled the neckline, cut off 5cm from it and resewed it to my top but the neckline still wouldn't stay flat. I suspect that I probably need to draft a new curved neckline myself for this to stay flat with this kind of fabric.
I think if I were to make this with a regular knit the neckline would be fine.
Fabric Used: Red and Black Swimwear nylon with 20% spandex. Both remnants from my stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I shortened the sleeves, made my usual short waist adjustment, added 3cm to the bottom hem and cut off 5cm from the length of the neckline. I think I would have liked it more if I had added more length to the bottom hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? It's a very easy and fast to sew top. I would recommend it for regular knit, not for swimwear knit. I would probably sew it again in a regular knit too.
Conclusion: Easy and fast to sew top. My neckline problems are probably due to my unusual fabric choice