|Vogue Patterns: 2634 - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||9/4/13 12:24 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Available for sale on PR: $14.36 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Loose fitting (allegedly) top has collar, collar band, slightly forward shoulder seams and short or elbow length sleeves with stitched hem etcetera etcetera
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but with my modifications
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Searching for a classic white shirt pattern, I tried this one first.
Cotton pique (a slightly more interesting fabric than plain cotton)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Pockets too high on all photos, lowered mine by half an inch.
Made flat felled seams on all major seams.
But the most significant change was making the button/buttonhole facings turn outwards then machined flat on both sides, rather than inwards as shown on all pattern photos. Did not bother with pocket flaps.
Sleeves too short, had to make tiny 1/4" hems.
Finished collar looks too large, and is too large when flipped up.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, but if I make this again, I will introduce notched side seams @ hem, and notched sleeve hems too. I'd also cut the collar smaller (not where it meets the band - the main collar area which can be seen).
Good pattern, I'm pleased with the finished result. I thought this was going to be a toile, but I reckon it's good enough to wear.
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