|Pattern Description: Misses' Shirt: Loose-fitting dolman sleeve shirt has front button closure with collar, cuff and sleeve length variations.|
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?Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like the loose fit for a warmer weather shirt - and the collar. I do like the collar.
Fabric Used:rayon and something-or-other mix
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I made a SBA, which got rid of the front dart. (Two less things to sew!) I chose the collar from View A and the cuffs from View B, but instead of making a split cuff with interfacing, I sewed the cuffs into a round,omitted the interfacing, giving it more the look of a rolled up sleeve. I had to cut off about 4 and a half inches from the bottom of the sleeve to actually make the the 3/4 length. I have long arms, so this was a surprise. Not a problem with the 3/4 length, but I'll keep this in mind, should I decide to make the full length version with the buttoned cuff. Because I didn't want any stiffness in the front overlap, I omitted the interfacing. Only the collar was interfaced, and for that I used sew-in interfacing. I added a snap above the top button to keep the collar in place. Without the snap (probably due to very soft uninterfaced fabric), the collar drooped at the centre. I added an extra button at the bottom - didn't want to leave one lonely button lying around.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I just might sew this again, if I come across the right fabric. Long enough to be worn as a tunic, or it could be tucked into a skirt. (Perhaps too long to tuck into pants - but the length could certainly be altered.) Yes, I think I would recommend this pattern to others.
Conclusion: A very comfortable, easy-to-sew shirt, without the hassle of setting in sleeves.