|Pattern Description: Close fitting and flared pullover tunic, with front variations, shaped hemline, and narrow hem. Views C and D include a collar.|
Pattern Sizing:xs to xxl (4 to 26 across that range). I sewed a medium, although my measurements would put me in a large (bust 39)
I basted all the main seams together, and when I tried it on, decided that it could use a tad bit more ease, so I sewed the side seams and sleeves at 3/8 inch instead of 5/8. It actually looked fine at 5/8, I could have left it as is.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, it did
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, quite easy. This pattern is rated "Fast and easy", and I would say that is correct.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the multiple versions, including sleeves. No dislikes. All pattern markings are good, everything fit together, no surprises.
Fabric Used: a rayon knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The neck is supposed to be finished with a narrow hem. I can't think of a faster way for me to wreck a knit top than try and finish a neck that way. I almost left it raw, it looked very nice, lovely and flat, but I thought I needed to conceal the shoulder seam ends, and also manage the stretch a little. So I used some 3/8 inch bias fusible tape (used to be sold by Judy Barlup), fused it to the neck edge, turned it over once, and top stitched. Looks good. I was probably holding my breath the whole time...
For the hems (sleeve, bottom edge), which we supposed to be 1 1/4 inch, with a quarter inch turned under and top stitched, I instead folded to the same measurement, and then used a twin needle and stitched from the top.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
yes, I like it a lot, and would like to sew at least one other view.
Conclusion: If you fancy a knit tunic, this could be the one. Oh, and I like the back, it's cut longer and fuller than the front. Nice design feature.