Review has been updated to include a link at the bottom to my tutorial!
One sized, boxy, dropped shoulder knit top.
One size...sizing information on the grainline website
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The first one I made was straight from the pattern and looked very similar - although I messed up the neckback. I then used that top to determine how I needed to alter the pattern to recreate this Anthropologie top.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes! The top is seriously easy to make
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the simplicity of the pattern, and obviously, the ability to easily alter it.
I used a white double knit fabric from Fabric Mart bought specifically to copy the Anthropologie shirt.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: - I changed the neckline to boat neck - Drafted facings for the collar - Shorted the top by ~6 inches - Took in front/back side seams by a total of 4 inches (1 inch from each edge) - I used the sleeve pattern to draft lined bubble sleeves
I took pictures throughout the way to put a mini-tutorial on my blog. This was the first pattern that I significantly changed to create something else and I'm pleasantly surprised with the outcome
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This top was really easy to make and I will make the 'normal' hemlock again but I might take in the sides and shorten it a bit...I found it to be a little loose and long for my taste. And even though my hack is a pretty distinctive design I would make the bubble sleeve top again. It's a really comfortable knit top and it's a cool design....looks modern/elegant with jeans or leggings.
Definitely try out or download the free Hemlock pattern from Grainline - it's a fast, easy sew for a comfy top. I'll update this post when I finally get up my tutorial! UPDATE: You can find a tutorial HERE! But for now, more pictures on my blog!