Pattern Description: Misses tunic with gathered yoke, gathered sleeves and optional trim
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?In general yes but there was more ease in the pattern than I expected. I made View D and left off the trim.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, pretty much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I had trouble with this pattern and the details. Now that it's all put together, I think there was probably a better way to sew the yoke and certainly a better way to do the neck and wrist binding. I wanted a loose tunic for summer and this will work, but it's not exactly what I thought it would be.
Fabric Used:A cotton batik from my stash. I got it years ago because it had a much softer hand than 100% cotton batik usually does.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:After sewing the neckline binding, I changed the way I bound the sleeves. I made bias tape and sewed it onto the sleeve ends in one step instead of two. The pattern doesn't call for staystitching the back neck edge and I would. I had a lot of trouble with all my bias edges stretching. The pattern calls for the neckline to be sewn onto a bias binding. Both the neckline and the bias stretched so much that it's a very baggy fit. Ditto the sleeves. The combination of this fabric and this pattern didn't really work for me. If I made it again, I would gather the sleeve into an interfaced little cuff and use a facing on the neckline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I might, in a different fabric. It's a cute summery top. Conclusion:
Okay but not great.