|Pattern Description: |
Fitted sleeveless top (handstitched, of course) that can be extended to a tunic or dress and embellished in any number of ways.
XS-XL. I cut a medium front by accident, and a large back.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but this is my basic muslin with no embellishments and just one layer of fabric.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
So easy - the book is fantastic with instructions for everything from choosing your needle and thread, to diagrams for the hand-stitching, and suggestions for embellishing. The patterns are in the back of the book.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
LOVE this pattern - so flattering! Mark everything, though, because the center front/back look just like the side front/back. I put "F," "B," "C," and "S" on the wrong side of my fabric, but I still sewed it together the wrong way twice. (My Mad Cow was acting up!)
I think it's cotton jersey, but I bought it in 1995 to make underwear, so I don't remember.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Didn't make any yet, but I need a swayback adjustment and a larger size all around.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Oh honey, I've already deconstructed some T-shirts to make this again with my adjustments and to try double-layering the fabric! This is truly addictive once you get started, as Beanchor pointed out. My goal is to get a Mardi Gras dress out of it, eventually.
I can't say enough great things about this. I've even added an "Alabama Chanin" label to my blog to document my progress.