Pattern Description: Blouse with several views. I did view E which was the simple short sleeves with not much detail unlike the other views.
Pattern Sizing: I cut a 14 for mine as I have a 38" bust. I wanted something a bit more form fitting.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat - I made a bit of changes as I wasn't keen on the gathering on the sleeve cuffs.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I found the instructions, for the most part, extremely confusing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the patterns but hate the instructions. The instructions called for hemming the bottom first before doing the front bands. For some reason, my hem had to be folded again after I did the front bands.
I also had difficult following the instructions on how to attach the collar. I deviated from the pattern instructions at this point, and figured out the rest on my own.
Fabric Used: Cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn't use the sleeve cuff pattern piece as I didn't want to do the gathers on the sleeve cuffs. I used the cuff pattern as a template to do a simple cuff by extending it the same width as the bottom of the sleeve pattern.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I like this pattern because I like the fit and silhouette of the finished garment. However, I detest the instructions. I would not recommend this to someone who just started. Perhaps a more seasoned individual would have an easier time using this pattern as they would be able to decipher the instructions, or know more on how to sew it properly.