Pattern Description: From the pattern literature: 'This feminine top has a lovely neckline with tucks falling softly from the shoulder line. The waist is shaped by 4 inverted tucks on the front body and 2 on the back body. This pattern has a long or short sleeve option and is buttoned down the front. Such a beautiful top to wear for any season.'
Pattern Sizing: single-sized patterns - I used a size 8
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did
Were the instructions easy to follow? Typical StyleArc instructions...nothing too confusing and there was nothing left out on this one.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love anything with tucks. No dislikes.
Fabric Used: I used a sandwashed silk from my stash. I chose it because of the gorgeous drape it had and felt it would be perfect for this project.
I used Palmer/Pletsch Light woven interfacing, and Tire silk thread from Superior. Buttons are from JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used stabilizer in the shoulder seams and I interfaced the back neck facing. I thought I might need some interfacing in the buttonhole areas but my practice buttonhole came out just fine so no need.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would and I do....pick a fabric with a little body and fabulous drape.
Conclusion: This is a great basic summer top with some beautiful detail. I think the StyleArc sizing is spot on.
Note: It could use a final press especially at the waist tucks but I was feeling a little lazy and didn't get it done. They won't be so poofy if properly pressed.