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|Lekala Patterns: 4260 (Blouse) - Type:Tops |
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|Member since: 6/24/07 |
|Reviews written: 2|
|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
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|patterns reviewed: 2|
|Posted on:||7/2/13 3:19 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Would NOT Recommend |
|Fabric:||Rayon [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Sleeveless Blouse. |
Pattern Sizing: Lekala states they want to "revolutionize the whole approach to sewing pattern making" by customizing the sewing pattern to fit your body after you send them your measurements. The idea is fantastic but their execution is terrible!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I did not finish sewing the blouse after I tried it on when it was nearly complete and it was way too big.
Were the instructions easy to follow? These are the worst instructions I have ever experienced. I was aware from previous Lekala reviews that the instructions are translated from Russian so I expected them to be poor but they were completely INCORRECT also. The blouse CAN NOT be constructed following the Lekala instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? First the instructions had me cut 2 of something and only 1 was needed which wasted fabric. Second the neckline and armhole facing piece when sewn as per the Lekala instructions can not be turned right side out. I found online instructions on inserting the facing after sewing it the impossible Lekala way and then had to spend A LOT of time unpicking sewn and then serged seams. Thirdly the reason I was so excited about finding Lekala was because they claim they fit, unlike the big 4 patterns. This blouse was huge on me, actually worse fitting than the big 4! And I did double check that I sent them the right measurements.
Fabric Used: Rayon.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not make any alterations since the pattern was created for my measurements. I did sew the facing in the correct way after following the Lekala directions for sewing it which were incorrect.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? NO and NO!
Conclusion: Such a huge disappointment! That this pattern was made for my measurements and it came out huge is bad but then on top of that the instructions were completely wrong! I spent a lot of time unpicking and resewing for something that turned out so crazy big it went right into the trash.
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