|Pattern Description: This is a top with two neckline options and shorts. I made it for pj's for my sister.|
Pattern Sizing: size A 10-20
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, very easy. The pattern is so easy that most sewers wouldn't need the instructions. If you don't use the instuctions don't forget to hem the sleeves before you sew the side seams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the cut of the top and the pocket option. It is very simple and you could make it up in a few hours. Doing a bunch for gifts would be so fast because it was just made for chain sewing.
Fabric Used: Cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I lengthened the top 4" for my sister (she always needs a bit of length). I lenghtened the shorts 5 inches (at the request of my sister... after I already had them cut out!). Look at the shorts in the photo and you can see a bit of a line:
I put in a draw string-ribbon, instead of elastic. drawstring
I left in-seam side slits, about 3 inches long, on each side, from hem up, for ease of movement (at the request of my sister).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I will sew it again. It is a huge pattern, I went down 2 sizes, according to the envelope, for my sister and there is still plenty of room.
Conclusion: This was supposed to be a muslin because the fabric has a light spot in the print but my sister saw it and loved it. I told her about it and she said, "No, its the light, it's pretty." I barely got her to model it for photos before she left with it. It's so fun to sew for someone who walks in and gets big eyes and shouts, "Oh its pretty, is it done? Can I take it now?" She is so happy in this photo but she asked me to crop her head off in the photo. I think I croped enough