|Pattern Description: Women’s tight-fitting t-shirt and inspired by the wetsuit. (Really it's a close fitting top ideal for activewear)|
Pattern Sizing: 34-44. I made a 42 (as I usually do) and graded to a 40 at the shoulder/neckline. I also graded to a 44 below the waist for my fuller bottom half.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It's very close. I excluded the stripes they include as well as the sleeves.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I glanced at them and they seemed fine. I opted to not use the neon stripes, it seemed that's what I would have needed the directions for since this is an easy peasy pattern to sew up.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like the side panels, they are functional in that there isn't a seam rubbing on your side. They are nice because you can use narrow, smaller bits of odd fabric... you can do come color blocking and what not. Also, it's a breeze to sew up.
Fabric Used: Supplex. This has a nice stretch perfect for this close fitting top.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I excluded the sleeves and nipped off a tiny bit on the opening. I also scooped out a small bit on the neckline. I'd like to remove more fabric on the neck and sleeve opening for minimal fabric out sweaty, hot days I run.
Because I excluded the sleeves I made binding for the neck and sleeves openings instead. I cut the strips 2.25" wide (5.2cm), folded them and attached with my serger. I'd normally do a twin needle finish on top of this on the outside but I mis-measured the neck/sleeve openings, attached the binding and now they are a bit bunched up some... top stitching would have made it worse.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I plan to sew this one again. Yes, sew this one up, folks. Just realize this is very close-fitting. If your fabric has minimal stretch go up a size. My supplex has about 70% stretch, FYI.
Conclusion: Great running top! I want to make this again with a few tweaks.
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