Pattern Description: Misses’ button front blouse with sleeve and neckline variations and pencil skirt in two lengths.
Sorry that photo is crooked. I have no idea why that happened. Here is a straight photo. Top Pattern Sizing: I used a 10 at the neck going to a 14 at the hips.
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? Yes, they were fairly easy and I noticed no glaring errors.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the feminine styling with the yoke and gathers and little loop buttons.
I don't like like how low cut the blouse is. I need to wear a cami underneath.
Fabric Used: This is a fake silk dupioni that has been in my stash for many years.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only changes I made were to cut the yoke twice so that I could neatly enclose the seams using the yoke burrito method and I used the cap sleeves from New Look 6011. This pattern only comes with gathers at the top of the sleeve and I don't like that look on me.
I think I also took in the side seams just a bit.
If I make this again, the loops need to be just a quarter of an inch longer. I had to sew that front center seam just a bit narrower so they'd work right.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would. It was a little complex but it turned out very nicely. This is probably one of the most professional looking items I've ever made. Getting the loops lined up right was very tedious, but I like it in the end.
Conclusion: This is a cute little style if you're going for a feminine look. Be sure to check how low the neckline is.