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|StyleArc: Ann T-top (Ann T-top) - Type:Tops |
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|Sewing skills:Advanced Beginner|
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|patterns reviewed: 16|
|Posted on:||7/26/13 6:09 AM |
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized Regular |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Merino Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
This fashionable t-shirt hides a multitude of sins with side ruching, make it with long or short sleeves.
Size 4 to size 30 (bust 77-148cm, 30 to 58in). I had bought an 18 and decided after making other Style Arc tops to grade the shoulders and armhole area to a 16, instead of making a narrow shoulder adjustment. (Style Arc sent me their grading sheet when I asked about sizing ages ago).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less. The ruching didn't really work properly on me - I suspect user error.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The usual Style Arc - brief and they assume you've sewed before. There's not a lot that's complex in this top. The only things you need to know (besides sewing seams and sewing in sleeves flat) are that you should tape the shoulders to stabilise them and use a twin needle on the hems. The instructions tell you how to do the neck binding.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nice drafting, good basic tee shirt.
I couldn't get the ruching to work that well for me - this is probably a combination of my shape and the fact that I had no 3mm elastic so I cut a braided 8mm elastic in half instead. (Actually the first time I absent mindedly cut it in half the wrong way so I had 2 x 6cm full widths instead of 2x12cm long bits...). I never know what elastic to use for what so my results tend to vary.
Merino jersey from The Fabric Store (formerly known as Global Fabrics). What an unmemorable name they have chosen.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
* I made the neckline more of a v-neck (not entirely brilliantly) as I was looking to replace a v-neck tshirt and didn't want too much chest exposed to the draughty winter.
* I graded the above-bust part down to a 16 and the hips out to a 20.
Next time I'll increase the sleeve width from the bicep to forearm, I usually do this with Style Arc but I forgot.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, yes. I'll sew this often I think for a basic tee, probably without the elastic in the side seams. (If you omit the elastic remember to shorten the front piece so it matches the back). Next time I'll sew the drafted neckline and see how I like it.
Great basic t-shirt pattern with a nice shape. Although the instructions don't hold your hand, I would recommend this to a knit beginner as it goes together perfectly, there are plenty of notches, and it is quick and easy to cut and sew. Just be prepared to look steps up on the web, a book or a Kwiksew pattern if this is the first thing you've made.
This is not very exciting in itself (probably better with the scoop neckline, but I like a warm chest), but a good basic. Here's how I'll wear this.
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