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|Sewing Workshop: Mimosa Top & Pants (Bluesy Mimosa Top) - Type:Coordinates |
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|Pattern Rating:||Mediocre Pattern |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Silk [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: "Sleeveless wrap top or vest has V-neck with front and side bands and asymmetric side button closures. Straight-legged pants with contour waist and facing (sits 1" below waist), front and back darts and side zipper. Lining optional." I made the top.|
Pattern Sizing:XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL all in the envelope. I cut size S for DD, according to her measurements.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? It looked like the drawing before we moved the buttons.
Back and side views.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The directions are clear and thorough.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? DD wanted a top to go with her new circle skirt and she chose this one from a selection in my stash. The description doesn't mention if it's meant to be loose-fitting. It seems like it would be loose, and it is very loose at the waist, but it was tight across the upper hip in the back until we moved the buttons.
The front band was too long around the neck and down to the lower notches while the upper notches and shoulder dots also did not line up. There was no indication that the front edge was meant to be stretched while sewing it to the band. Also, I didn't like all the handwork to baste the bands before top stitching.
Fabric Used: Silk-cotton lightweight woven purchased locally. Linen was salvaged from a rarely worn skirt and it's the perfect color.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
* The armholes seemed really tight in the fitting, so I trimmed the seam allowances by 1/2 inch to open them up.
* The buttons were moved from the side seams toward the center front according to DD's preference.
* A snap was added to the crossover point, for modesty. We see that it gaps when she slouches - so she was sitting up nice and straight at dinner
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't think I'd make this top or recommend it. As others have noted, it's pretty shapeless, or maybe one should say it's a tube - straight up and down with openings for the head and arms. For my very modest young teenager, it was fine.
If you do make it, use a fabric that holds a crease very well because the hems are pressed up early in the process but not sewed for awhile afterward. (I originally bought the pattern for the trousers, and used it successfully for that.)
Conclusion: It's been over 90 degrees everyday for 3 weeks, and this loose top is perfect for when DD can't wear a bathing suit. She is really in it for the (seamless!) circle skirt (my design), the top is the icing on that cake (the outfit). I am happy that DD still likes to wear clothes made by her mom.
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