|Pattern Description: |
Knit Top with horseshoe neckline, cap or elbow length sleeves and a seamles four-leaf-clover-shaped peplum. Optional mid-century sewing challenge: dickey and bias cuffs from woven shirting fabric. Woven Skirt with no-gape panel pockets, back zipper and simple bound waistline (~1" below natural waist). Optional back tailfeather flounce.
This is a review of the top.
The sizing is customized based on waist, bust and front bodice length. The range is for a 30-55 inch bust and 35-55 inch hip.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were great, with a lot of detail/reminders about finishing seams, pressing seam allowances, etc. I made this as part of the sewalong, and that provided a lot more detail, including a super useful invisible zipper tutorial, and a lot of other tips.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The customized sizing, including the front waist length, worked really well for this pattern, because it has to hit you in the right place to look flattering. The peplum design, with the "cloverleaf" drape, is also pretty cool.
Cotton lycra knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None -- except for using my custom sizing.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a great pattern! So fun if you're looking for a trendy peplum top that will be flattering and not too fussy. I've made two, and will probably not make another with the peplum because I don't have call for that many fancy t-shirts, but am planning to make another one without peplum by just extending the hemline.
This is my second Cake pattern that I've sewn up, and I've been really impressed with the concept and how it translates into good sewing. There are glitches here and there, but the patterns are so well designed and conceived, and the support that Steph provides is great.