My description: Dress and peplum top with bodice variations; and choice of raglan sleeves or sleeveless
XS-M - I cut a Medium
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I never consulted them. The sleeveless top is intuitive. The front and front peplum piece are cut on the fold, the back and and back peplum are cut and seamed. Assemble the bodice, assemble the peplum, sew it all together.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
So far (and the quirkypeach noted it too), it seems to be a slightly poor fit above the bust. I *love* the dart shaping and the light peplum. Super cute.
*I'm wearing it today and had that need to pull it up a couple of times. I still love it though.
Eeked this top out of less than 1 yd of ponte knit I got as a remnant from Hancock. I think I paid $1.50 for it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Sewing has made me uhmm, appreciate my almost 34 year old, post-kid body I had to lower the bust darts about 1 inch and take 3/4" shoulder seam on the right and 7/8" on the left. I did not include the elastic (I'm not sure of the purpose and after wearing it I don't know that it's necessary. Perhaps as an "anchor"?).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will DEFINITELY be sewing this again. Next time I'll slightly raise the neckline. It's AWESOME as is - but the peplum is light enough that I'd wear this to work, but the neckline would have to be a good 1-2" higher.
Easy top that comes together really quickly with good results. MAKE IT!!
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