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|Reviewed by:||Sew Good|| |
|Posted on:||4/10/14 1:01 AM |
|Last Updated:||4/11/14 0:07 AM|
Butterick Pattern Info
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 2 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops |
|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Sizing: XS, SM, M I chose the SM because it said it was equivalent to an 8-10. I usually make an 8 and grade to a 10 at the hips. The shirt fits perfectly at the shoulders but is enormous everywhere else even the hips.|
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 but I sewed the sleeves flat
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really liked the look of Mimi's shirt (http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/95349) but I don't like off the shoulder shirts because I cannot wear them to work. I saw other similar shirts with straps so you could wear a bra , like Sewingdiet (http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/95488), but again not appropriate for work plus I don't like the straps. When I saw this OOP pattern on the Vogue pattern website, I grabbed it! This is exactly what I want. The same look but not off the shoulders
Fabric Used: a buttery soft knit. It might be a double knit. For lack of a better word, it is really flimsy. It took me a long time to find the right fabric and this was perfect.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Shortening the sleeves over 3 inches. Still deciding if I need to shorten the length of the body as well. It hits at the middle of my hips. I may choose to keep this length depending on what I want to wear it with. Still deciding. I also used clear elastic in the neckline as I added the collar and I did not sew a 5/8 seam here because I could tell the neck would end up being too big. I was surprised the instructions did not have some suggestion to prevent stretching at the neck It needs it. Especially with this fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will but I want to wash and wear this one a few times. I need to decide if I need to take it in more or if I am comfortable with the "big" size on me. I do have a blue leopard print that I was imagining using for this pattern as well, so most likely I will make it again. Perhaps in the XS instead.
Conclusion: Not sure why I am sewing winter clothes in 75 degree weather but I really wanted this shirt The fabric felt wonderful to sew on. I had no problems on the serger or machine and it was a quick sew. Even though this was an out of print pattern, it can still be purchased on the Vogue pattern website.
4/10/2014 My daughter just took a picture of me in the shirt. On second thought, this is the ugliest shirt I have ever made. I think I need to make the collar much smaller for my frame and I don't like the way the hem flairs out.
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