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Posted on:5/13/14 2:47 PM
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $22.95 Pattern Details
Fabric:Rayon Challis  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
I made the shorter length shirt with hidden placket button front, contour front and back panels, dropped shoulders with tab-scrunched, elbow-length sleeves, all-in-one stand and collar, and chest pocket.Pattern Sizing:
Small, Med, Large (BUT This is oversized! -Hip circumference for small is 62"
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, pretty much. For me the sides hang down below the front and back. I made it in a drapy fabric which I like. NOTE: As you may gather from the line drawing it really is a short top. If I raise my arm above my head my midriff shows. I where a camisole underneath.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. NOTE: not until the actual instructions does the pattern suggest using "optional" interfacing. --I think for many fabrics you are going to want it. --It should be noted right on the envelope.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked that it used panels; no set in sleeves, sizing was easy
Fabric Used:
Rayon Challis Batik
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Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Conclusion: This was fun to sew. The hidden placket worked great.
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Nancy Rhodes said...
Cool look! Thanks
5/14/14 8:36 AM
supizoo said...
Cute top! thanks for the review.
5/14/14 6:33 AM
Kayseri said...
What a fun shirt, it looks like it would be nice and cool for mid summer
5/14/14 4:14 AM
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