Pattern Description: Boat neckline kimono sleeved t-shirt with short sleeves. It has negative ease at the bust, but has a loose fit over the waist and hip.
Pattern Sizing: XS-XXL or 31.5 (80cm) inch bust to 43.5(110cm) inch bust
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very well-written instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
-Three hours from download to last stitch.
-No need to set sleeves.
-Would work with many knits.
-Good method for measuring the neckband.
-Requires less than one yard of fabric.
-Instructions for FBA are given, if you need them.
-No armhole gape
Fabric Used: Vertical stripe, periwinkle beach-y printed cotton/lycra single jersey knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-Smaller at bust, larger at waist and hip.
-It needs some type of swayback adjustment for me. I will try pulling up the back excess at the shoulder next time. I hate the necessity to add a center back seam to my T-shirts. Back
-Attached the neckline in a method used on a KS pattern that produces less bulk.
1)Press band WST in half.
2)Stitch ends together.
3)Sew one long end, RST to shirt.
4)Turn band to inside, coverstitch from right side.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I'll make it again. And you should try it too, it's free!
Conclusion: A speedy afternoon project (raw materials can be obtained without leaving your home) which yields very good results.
My daughter just arrived home from work, "That top is adorable." Full view