|Pattern Description: |
Bat-wing, short sleeved, knit top.
I made the XS (lots of ease on this pattern, as per style)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but I didn't cut the contrast piece.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but see below for tips to make hems neater.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Still not sure about this style for me. My DD adores this kind of loose drapey shirt, but I usually prefer more tailored styles. We bought a bunch of patterns for her last time Buttericks were on sale for $1.99, and thought I'd give it a try.
The construction is extremely straightforward, as you might imagine.
Cottony-feeling ITY, with narrow rose and heather gray stripes.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't cut the contrast panel. I briefly considered cutting it with the stripes vertical on the panel, and horizontal everywhere else, but changed my mind.
I also did not pleat the sides. There is slight negative ease at the hip, and this shirt naturally ruches up there.
The hems are just folded over and stitched down. Even though this is simple in theory, the rounded neckline and sleeves might be tricky to get neat for beginners. I used my foolproof narrow hem method - overlock the raw edges first to get a stable band of constant width, and fold under twice while ironing curves on a ham. The serged edge and ham are essential. I coverstitched it down at this point, but a neat stitching line would also look great.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm sure I'll make more for my daughter, as she really likes it, it looks good on her, and doesn't take much fabric.
Very quick sew, but jury is still out on the batwings. How does one wear them under a jacket?