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Posted on:3/17/14 12:41 PM
Project Photo:Sewing Workshop: Alex & Olive Tops by SueV

Sewing Workshop: Alex & Olive Tops by SueV  Sewing Workshop: Alex & Olive Tops by SueV  
Pattern Photo:Sewing Workshop Alex & Olive Tops
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Cotton Jersey  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Alex: Cowl-collar knit pullover with inset A-line front, gathers at center back neckline. Curved sides extended to mid-thigh. Long sleeves.

Olive: Scoop-neck knit pullover with diagonal side seams and exposed decorative back zipper on the diagonal. Curved left back hem detail and open vents in long sleeves. Zipper is a 22" separating zipper.
I made Olive

Pattern Sizing: Misses XS-XXL; I made medium

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? yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the zip up the back; and I like all of SW patterns. they are all nicely done with great instructions

Fabric Used: a double faced cotton knit. one side is wider stripes while the other side is smaller. I put the smaller strips on the back/side piece

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: didn't make any changes. Next time I will make the shoulders a bit narrower as I found them a bit wide.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? yes. it's cute. I have also made the other version on this pattern, and it is nice too.

Conclusion: Fun, tunic with a zip feature that is differrent.

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ISewedIt said...
Love this - the back is really eye catching.
3/17/14 1:47 PM
Cant Decide said...
Ooooo, nice! I love the lines of this one. I bet it would look great with a pair of tights and some cute boots.
3/17/14 3:36 PM
CissieW said...
Really cute! Love the zipper and the interesting stripes.
3/17/14 4:42 PM
Dee2 said...
Great looking top--wonderful choice of fabrics & the red zip is perfect!
3/17/14 5:57 PM
VivianZ said...
I really like this pattern, because of your top. I had skipped over it as I never looked at the back. Great top!
3/18/14 9:08 AM
Karine said...
That orange or red zip is brilliant! Love your fabric choice too.
3/18/14 2:36 PM
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