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Posted on:2/2/14 4:57 PM
Project Photo:Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick: SB322 by SouthernStitch

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 7 people   
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Fabric:Rayon Poly Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
This T-shirt is specifically made for petites, so no more t-shirts that can double as a tunic or hang out below a cardigan. Neckline is sexy, but not so much as you have to be in fear of bending over.
Pattern Sizing:
XXS - L or XL - 3X
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I lost them, so I didn't use them. I know the instructions had you sew the neckline binding on straight, before sewing the second shoulder seam, but I did mine in the round. Next time I'll try it their way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing to dislike at all, except I thought the neckline band a bit narrow.
Fabric Used:
A rayon/cotton blend knit I have no idea from where I purchased.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My bust varies between 41 and 43, so I cut the 1X. After sewing the sleeve in flat, and the sides at 3/8 inches on the sewing machine, it was too large. I wound up removing about a quarter inch on each side, with the serger. Next time I think that the XL will be perfect. I don't like a skin tight tee.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely. It's great to have a tee that fit with no adjustments. I love that there are no darts. The shoulder seam is just a tiny tad longer than it should be in the 1X, so I'm sure that the XL will rectify that. It isn't long enough to worry about. I will get much use from this one.
Several years back, I tried another petite pattern company for a tee shirt, and it was a wadder - shoulders, shoulders to bust, armholes - all hung badly. In other words, it wasn't truly petite and was a wadder. This pattern is free, and fits great. What more could a girl want?
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michellep74 said...
As you know, I love this t-shirt pattern. Glad that yours turned out so well, too!
2/2/14 7:58 PM
CBLSEWS said...
Great review and the T looks great on you. You did a great job!
2/2/14 10:08 PM
threaddy said...
It looks great! the color is perfect for you.
2/2/14 11:25 PM
PattyGee said...
Great fit! Love the color.
2/3/14 0:12 AM
Quickie said...
Love your colour, the new Pantone spring, I suppose? I am also a fan of this pattern
2/3/14 5:57 AM
Carol Mendoza said...
It does look great on you. I'll have to give it a try.
2/3/14 7:24 AM
sew4grands said...
Love the color and the it fits very well.
2/3/14 11:10 AM
SewLibra said...
Very nice looking tee! I'll have to try this pattern company.
2/3/14 7:22 PM
Red Curtain said...
thanks for your review. It looks just how I want my future tonic tee to look. Great job.
2/3/14 10:00 PM
mssewcrazy said...
Love this, had no idea it was free. Thanks for all the fit info. When you have the tweaking to suit your likes, you have a perfect tnt. Do try the side seam thing on the neck. I had a rtw that I loved and inspected and it was closed at the shoulder so there was no join. I take a needle and thread and take a few stitches at the serged seam so it is always hidden and you never see the join when wearing. Thanks again for showing off this pattern, Make lots of them.
2/4/14 7:32 AM
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