|Pattern Description: Loose-fitting shirt has collar band, mock front bands, shaped hemline and narrow hem|
Pattern Sizing: 8-10-12-14-16. I made a 14 according to some of the finished measurements on the pattern pieces and how they compared to my body measurements, and I would purchase a top like this in a small or medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I suppose so, it's hard to tell in the black fabric I made it in.
Also, I combined the sleeveless view A with the long sleeve of view D.
Were the instructions easy to follow? They were well written, but I would not make this a beginner project, just due to the fact that, for one, the top is cut out on the bias, and also, there is some hand stitching to do on the collar and cuffs. It wasn't bad overall, just not super easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the hi/low hem style. I am not crazy how the fit turned out as I have to fuss with it a bit to look and hang straight, especially at the bottom of the front opening. This may be due to me not cutting it out exactly on the bias, plus I used buttons that are kind of heavy, maybe too much for my delicate silk fabric.
I wanted to make a blouse like ones I have seen in stores and on Pinterest. Here is an inspiration top photo I pinned in Pinterest. I love the color of the blouse in my inspiration photo, so I might have to make this again in that kind of jewel tone color.
Fabric Used: Silk crepe from Mill End Store and vintage glass buttons from Button Emporium, both in Portland, Oregon.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None, just combining the views A and D, and making french seams for the side and center back seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew it again, but I'd probably would not cut the front and back pieces on the bias, just on the straight of grain, as that would take less fabric and be easier to handle. I might also lengthen the front a bit as I would want it to go slightly lower in the front.
I do recommend it as a cool shirt pattern.
Conclusion: I love this blouse, but it took me a couple of months to complete as I could only work on it a little bit at at time as I am back in college getting another degree and homework has taken over all of my free time
I am happy with the results, I just wish it fit a little better.