Pattern Sizing: I cut out an 18 top, 20 waist, 22 hip like I always do. I did view A
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?no
Were the instructions easy to follow?so so
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the photo on the front of the pattern. However, I could have fit two of me in it as there was so much extra ease added it was unreal!!!
Fabric Used:a tropical print cotton shirting
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I redesigned the collar because it was huge and over powering so I made it smaller and it looked much better. I also did a fba and lengthened it like I have to all patterns.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would not sew this again and can not recommend it to anyone.
Conclusion: Very disappointed with the outcome. I was excited to try a Palmer/Pletsch pattern as I have their fitting books and love them AND this pattern says EASY on the front! I was quickly disheartened after cutting out my sizes according to my measurements only to find that it was beyond huge. I had to sew up another seam 1.5 inches from each cut edge that's how big it was. They say semi fitted and it shows as a fitted/semi fitted in photo and should not have been so huge. I was going to try to make it work somehow, but it is so wonky now that I'm not even going to waste my time. I will not be purchasing another Palmer/Pletsch pattern again. I think I will stick to New Look patterns as they fit the best and are true to size without all the excess and unnecessary ease added it. I really tried to make this one work as button down shirts are my favorite things to make but it's just not going to happen.
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