Pattern Description: A tee shirt for petites (please see SBCC website for more details)
Pattern Sizing: XXS -3X I cut the medium, but may make the S if I use a very stretchy material in the future.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except that I omitted the sleeves and banded the armholes. I just added the band to the armhole as directed for the neckline. Then I did the side seams and hemmed it. I used a double needle, but I thought the bands looked good either topstitched or left as is.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Great directions. I will use this method for banded tees in the future. Directions were very simple and direct. My experience with the downloadable pattern was that the pattern pages printed in order and I put them together edge-to-edge in columns/rows. My cutting lines did not meet, but it was easy to connect them. This worked for me, but you should probably double check the directions on the website.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It was a free download so there was nothing to lose. I always am looking for tees and at 5'3" the petite sizing appealed to me.
Fabric Used: I had a Marimekko print that had been in my stash for a very long time and a small piece of a synthetic athletic knit. As I had very little material to work with, I made them sleeveless. The Marimekko is a heavier cotton knit and the athletic knit is very lightweight. click here
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I omitted the sleeves.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have already purchased both navy and red cotton knits at Hancock's so I can make tees in those colors that my wardrobe has been needing. I got enough to do the sleeves!
Conclusion: Download this one for sure. I want to try another pattern from this designer. I'm thinking the "yoga" skirt style would be fun.