|Pattern Description: Loose fitting tops with front and sleeve variations. |
Pattern Sizing: I made a size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I made version D which has a yoke, but in the end I omitted the pocket. I also made the shirt with less ease so, no, it doesn't look very much like the photo. Pattern views
Were the instructions easy to follow? More or less. The instructions for setting in the sleeves leave some steps out, but the actual construction is a straightforward set in sleeve so it doesn't matter.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love this design, which I didn't really expect when I bought the pattern. I bought this pattern because of the front interest and because it's simple, so looked like it would show off a fabric. I like the way the limited amount of gathering at the yoke (front and back) adds style and finish without adding bulk. I also like the front treatment, which is not interfaced but has just the right amount of strength. I like the simple sleeves. Blouse
Fabric Used: This shirt is really about the fabric, I think, which I absolutely loved. I bought it on Fashion Fabrics Club. If you shop there, you've probably seen it - it's called featherweight cotton shirting, that they describe as semi-sheer, with a faint stripe (which is a faint texture.) It comes in various vintage floral prints. Here's the one I made: Fabric. I also bought this one: Rose floral shirting. This one is on sale there now: Beige Floral The fabric is soft, extremely light, easy to work with, and silky. It's not all that sheer, just very light: NecklineThe fibers are fine, like gossamer, and my only problem was when I accidentally used a hot iron and burned it away. But otherwise, it sews, presses, drapes, machine washes & dries on low, perfectly.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: After looking at the ease, and the pic on the envelope where the model is wearing a shirt with a lot of ease, I made a ten. I made a handkerchief hem on the sleeves instead of a machine hem. I decided to omit the pocket because it would be too much going on with the pleat, gathers and floral pattern. Otherwise, no changes.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes.
Conclusion: I was looking for tops to wear under jackets or with jeans and liked the simple blouses and tops in vintage florals like this : Rebecca Taylor Blouse so decided to try this pattern, which at first didn't look very exciting, with a floral fabric. It is now my favorite shirt. It looks great under a jacket and with jeans. A complete surprise. Wearing Shirt