|StyleArc: Billie (Billie) - Type:Tops |
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|Member since: 8/4/12 |
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|patterns reviewed: 4|
|Posted on:||7/13/13 10:40 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me |
|Fabric:||ITY Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Billie Top: You will be intrigued by this fabulous drape top. The clever design comes together with just one main pattern piece. Easy to sew, the outcome will be a fashionable asymmetrical draped top.
SIZES: 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 20 - 22 - 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. I used 14 and it was true to size.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but the pattern piece (one big circle) was so unusual I was wondering what was going wrong, then realised I had tried to join side to shoulder.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Very easy to make and pattern very clear in cutting out. I loved the delivery of the pattern in an A4 folder - much nicer than a pattern envelope.
ITY Jersey. I wasn't sure I liked this fabric (ordered it online), and not sure about what the pattern was going to turn out like, so made a trial run. As you can see, the stripes ended up all over the place. Ones in the draping looked great but the pleat on the shoulder seam was at such an angle that it looked completely wrong.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Definitely not for striped fabric, especially stripes that are not straight.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would like to try this again in a plain colour, as is shown on the pattern envelope.
Interesting pattern, though I am not sure how easy it would be to wear as the sleeves were hard to get in the right spot once I had it on. May be better in a less strechy fabric.