Pattern Description: I chose to do the sleeveless vest
Pattern Sizing:Size 12 with adjustments for large bust. I need a 16 bust and a 12 shoulder.
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? Not so much. I found the instructions lacking. Pay close attention if you need instruction to sew patterns. The placement of the pocket for example is numbered 14, on the pattern instructions, however it merely states to place the pocket on the pocket line. This keeps you referring to pattern pieces when it is unnecessary. There are several numbers on the pattern that serve no real purpose, and others that need to be used but are not. The pattern requires a bias trim for the neck and sleeves, however it only gives a pattern piece for the neck. Not the end of the world as you can easily make one, but why one and not the other. The neck is trimmed with bias and then stitched to the shoulder. I found this unsatisfactory, as it looks unprofessional and cheap. I will be changing this on my next one.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the structured look of both the vest and capelet.
Fabric Used: I used a bengaline. I think it was an acrylic or poly-rayon. I loved the high textured ribs.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Not many changes overall.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I am going to try to clean up the pattern. I do recommend it. The hips are a bit small, as on all Burda patterns
Conclusion: I self drafted a pair of cigarette pants to match. I love the outfit. I will only make another to iron out bug-a-boos.