|Pattern Description: From pattern back: Girls' tops and skirts. Pullover tops have front slits and necklines finished with bias cut bindings. View A has flared sleeves. I made view A.|
Pattern Sizing:7, 8, 10, 12, 14. I made a 12 in width, 14 in length, and added about 3 or 4 inches to the total length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although longer due to my alteration.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them, but Kwik Sew is generally wonderful with their directions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I wanted something that looked appropriate for a Shakespeare without using a gazillion yards of fabric like a true-to-period shirt would. This pattern is simple and graceful. The neckline looks like several of the more "authentic" shirts we've made.
Also, aside from being less expensive to make due to not needing as much material, less fabric means lighter weight means cooler-to-wear. This was for outdoor theater in St. Louis in the summer, so that's important.
Fabric Used: Mystery cotton donated to the theater.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the body so that it was more of a tunic.
I used a narrow serged hem for the sleeves and the bottom rather than a folded hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'd absolutely sew it again, both for the theater and for our own personal use.
Conclusion: Great simple pattern that's comfortable for kids.