pullover top--many variations Pattern Sizing:
8-16 I made a size 10 with modifications Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did--but it looked better on the model than on me and certain things were not obvious from the pattern picture, like the back cowl neck. Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were great Fabric Used:
100% polyester from JoAnn's "Simply Silky Prints". I love this fabric. It feels heavenly and I love the pattern and colors. I am going back to get some more. But I really need to figure out how to keep my seams from puckering. It is a tight printed polyester, almost like a lightweight satin feel, if any suggestions, I'd appreciate it! Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
After making this up, I took in the side seams beginning under the armholes and INCREASING to about 1-1/4 at the hem. This took away some of the fullness at the bottom that made it look like a maternity top. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will not make this view again. Did not look good on me. Instead of looking carefree and loose it just looks big. I will make some of the other views. There is quite a variety. Maybe if I had used a floatier fabric it would have worked. Conclusion:
Still not sure about the blouse. I am wearing it now and actually like the fit now, except the neck is too low. It's okay as long as I don't bend over! My main complaint is my faulty construction.The seams not perfect. I wish I had matched the front seams. And I had a bit of trouble with puckering seams although one of my pictures looks way worse than it really is. I experimented with different needles but couldn't get it right. I steamed the heck out of it to get it to smooth out. I agree with some of the other reviewers on this pattern that the front and back neck hangs a bit odd. The back neck is sort of like a cowl and sticks out away from neck. I am making view A now in a lovely sheer pink. Hope it turns out better.