Pattern Description: Misses loose-fitting top has neckline variations and front and back pleats; View A has sleeves with narrow hem; View B has 3/4 length dolman sleeves with stitched hems, View C has a V neckline and buttons down the front with long dolman sleeves
Pattern Sizing: Size 8-16
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made View A
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the pleats. The only dislike is the neckline is rather high
Fabric Used: A silky polyester blend satin from Joann Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made a size 10 for the shoulders and 16 everywhere else.
Instead of having the front seam, I placed the front on the fold. I used an invisible zipper and serged all my seams. The fabric frayed really badly.
I also shortened between the apex and waist about an inch.
I ended up doing 3/4 inch seam allowances.
Next time I will cut the neckline down a little.
The pattern calls for broadcloth, linen or shantung. I think to have the pleats not too pooch out, the top requires fabric with a lot of drape like maybe a challis. I can't imagine using linen unless it's a hankerchief linen. My fabric was almost not drapey enough.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I would love to make View C. I highly recommend this top.
Conclusion: Great top! I
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