|Pattern Description: Pullover, close fitting, sleeveless top has neck and armhole binding: top A has contrast overlay on upper section, inside stay forms bubble at lower edge; top B has self fabric petal and leaf appliques; top C has tiered flounces with unfinished edges; top D has cascading front flounces with unfinished edges; tops B, D, have narrow hem at lower edge. |
I made top C with modifications.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 4 thru 18
The pattern runs large. I should have made a size 12 using my measurements. Instead, I used the finished garment measurements and made a size 6 thru the shoulders, and an 8 thru the bust, waist and hips. My fabric was quite stretchy, but even so, this pattern runs large. I would recommend going at least a size down from what your measurements would be on the pattern envelope sizing.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? No, I made modifications to the three flounces. I only used the top flounce and hemmed it with a lettuce edge. This made my garment look different than the envelope pic.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the instructions were great!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I have had this piece of fabric in my stash, leftover from a garment my daughter sewed a LONG while back. I thought the pattern was a nice one to show off the fabric. Also, it's HOT in Oklahoma, and I can always use a sleeveless top that is a little dressier.
I love that it sews up very quickly. I am a very slow seamstress. I mean SLOW!! I cut the top out yesterday evening and had all of the top sewn (except for the hem) in about 2 hours. Today, I coverstitched the bottom hem.
I dislike that the pattern uses unfinished edges for the flounces.
Fabric Used: I used a rayon poly lycra knit that a dear friend gave my daughter and me a while back.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I only used the top flounce and left off the middle and bottom flounce. I am NOT a fan of unfinished edges on patterns (like this one recommends). I decided to do a "lettuce edge" at the bottom of the flounce by using my serger on the narrow hem setting and stretching the fabric as I sewed.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes! I have fabric ready to sew view D of the pattern. I definitely recommend it to others. I think it's OOP, but you can still purchase it on eBay or from an Etsy seller.
Conclusion: This is a fun pattern to sew, with really cute details to make it dressier (and cuter) than a normal sleeveless top. It sews up quickly and is almost instant gratification!
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