|Pattern Description: |
Pattern Sizing: 4-16, I cut a 14
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?Very easy to follow
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?This pattern is the same style as several of my RTW tops
Fabric Used:ITY Jersey
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:No changes
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, I will be sewing this again, and recommend it
Conclusion: My first attempt at sewing knits, and it was a struggle. Foolishly, I chose a slinky, thin, jersey knit (like the RTW I like to wear!) and my sewing machine hated it and tried to eat it. Then I bought a serger, which is also new to me, and had that learning curve to conquer. Although I have been sewing for 30+ years, I am just now starting to sew clothes for myself again, and am having difficulty identifying my correct size on the pattern. I cut a 14, which is what the pattern indicated, and had to take a larger seam in the back and chop off 1.5 inches off the bottom. Otherwise, it fits well and I like the twist in front, although it is a little low for me (but my husband loves it!)
I am pleased with this top, and believe that I will get a lot of wear out of it. It fits me well, and the busy print hides some minor issues I had with it. It was supposed to have sleeves, but I was so sick of this top that I decided to just go ahead and make it sleeveless. Also, my serger does not have coverstitch so I wimped out and used Steam a seam lite on all the hems - I actually like the way it turned out but am not sure they will hold up. The pattern is good, and rated easy.
This is a very versatile pattern, with several choices for variations and I will definitely give it another go. I just hope it doesn't take me as long next time!