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Posted on:3/23/14 2:54 AM
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 1614
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Fabric:Rayon Challis  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Misses Tops with Back Details
Pattern Sizing:
Sizes 12 through 20. I made an 18.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I made view B.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes very.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think it is a great pattern, and I would make it again. However, it does appear to run a little big. I am not crazy about how the strap in the back hangs. I may have to rip it out and make it smaller. Next time I will make View B again but with a plain back like "C".
Fabric Used:
Rayon Challis
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't use the binding on the armholes. I just did a narrow hem. I also hemmed the armholes before sewing the side seams; not after. I think I will use fold over elastic next time, as one reviewer did. Another reviewer mentioned that the stay stitching showed after she attached her binding. I had the same problem, so may not bother with stay stitching next time.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I will sew this again as I mentioned. I would definitely recommend it.

Conclusion: Great summer top pattern that goes together quickly!

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