|Pattern Description: Girl's tunic-length, A-line blouse features neckband ties, gathered front with applied patch, and button back, options for long and short sleeves. Pleated skirt has hidden snaps at side placket, button-loop closure on waistband, and elasticized back waistband.|
Pattern Sizing: 6M-8
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, I love Oliver and S pattern instructions. I always learn something new.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the contrast tab and neck binding/ties.
Fabric Used:Knit fabric with Valentine quilting cotton for tab and bias binding/ties.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Well, this pattern is meant for wovens, but I had been wanting to try it in a knit for ease of sewing and wear, avoiding the button down back. It wasn't a 100% successful attempt, but it was my first time sewing knits. I had a alot of stretching out at the neckline. I may need to use a fusible stabilizer around the neckline if I try this in a knit again.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I have made this pattern before and I plan to many times in the future. I think it would make a cute and comfortable dress if lengthened, too.
Conclusion: A great top pattern (haven't made the skirt, yet) that elevates what could be a basic top into a very stylish unique one. Lots of opportunity for customizing fabric combinations. The tab is a great spot to add some embroidery or applique.
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