|Pattern Description: From website: "This is a T-Shirt pattern unlike any you have ever tried before! It is made for a "real" woman, and addresses the most common fitting issues we face - high round back, forward shoulder, full hip and bust, and a good fit through the shoulder and neck. Design details include an "essence of waist", flattering shirt tail hemline, three necklines, and four sleeve lengths."|
Pattern Sizing:"This pattern is sized for a high bust measurement of 31" - 45". The full bust measurement can be considerably larger due to the optional darted Front pattern piece."
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, although I added a cowl neckline using #107 New Necklines and Sleeves for The Perfect T-Shirt, the funnel piece.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that I did not have to change the placement of the shoulder seams, and the fit did work for me through shoulder and neck. I did have to redraw the side seams based on a favorite silk sweater, there was still too much fabric there. I very much like the bust dart, although I'd like to move it to the armscye.
Fabric Used: A ribbed polyester knit, very cheap for my first knit attempt and surprisingly rugged. It has held up well to multiple wearings since I made this almost two years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As noted above, I had to take in the sides at the waistline quite a bit, but my waist is much smaller than my bust and hips. YMMV.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I certainly am going to sew this again, both for me and my daughter. The neckline and sleeve variations (per #107) make this a very versatile pattern. I can see it in a wide variety of fabrics, including lovely silk and cashmere knits. Working my skills and courage up to those pieces languishing in my stash.
Conclusion: Very nice pattern, super clear and easy instructions. The one thing I needed to research on my own was how to apply clear elastic to the shoulder seams without losing my mind. Thanks to the Threads DVD archive, I found a very helpful tip! More on that (and more pictures) on my blog entry.