|Pattern Description: Variety of easy, breezy halter tops!|
Size 8-18. I made View D in a size 14, which corresponds with my 36" full bust measurement.
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?Extremely.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Loved how quick and easy this pattern was to pull together.
Fabric Used:Purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics, the print was called "Fab Medallion Panel Print" sold for $8 per panel. Not sure of the exact fiber content, I forgot to save it and the link is now off the site, but it is some type of poly knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I added 4.5" in length, I am short and this top would still have been WAY too short on me without the extra length. I also substituted chain for the tie top, and added a clasp to make it adjustable:Chain and Clasp . Due to the fact I was using a panel print, I did not cut this on the bias, because I wanted to take advantage of the bottom border. The last thing I did was to add little 2" boning tabs (one at center back, one at each underarm seam) Boning Tabs. I am too busty to not wear a bra, I just tuck the little tabs into the strapless bra, and it keeps the back of the top from slipping down and letting the bra back show.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I for sure will make this again, but this time will cut on the bias. Also - next time I will pay more attention to where the fabric will fall on my body, there is a little bit of unfortunate placement of the smaller top medallion circles!
Conclusion: Great top, uses very little fabric and quick to sew....win, win, win!