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|Reviewed by:||sweetalchemy|| |
|Posted on:||5/22/14 1:21 PM |
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 4 people Very Helpful by 4 people |
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|Available for sale on PR: $22.50 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Interlock Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Women's split-neck tunic-style pullover with options for a collar, hood, front pocket, and short or long sleeves. I made view B with the hood and front pocket.
I started with the XL for the shoulders and neckline and graded out to the XXL for the bust and hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, although I added a contrast hood lining for a bit of color.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Since I'm a beginner, I leaned pretty heavily on the instructions, and I found them very accessible and easy-to-follow. The only point that tripped me up a bit was the construction of the pocket. There's a little bit of an origami move that happens early on in the construction of the pocket that requires some careful reading to figure out. It didn't take me too long to figure out what I needed to do, but I found myself wishing for a slightly clearer diagram at that point.
Still, overall, I thought the instructions were really good. There were several things I had never done before this project, and I was able to get through all of them without much trouble thanks to the pattern instructions.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the hood and the deeper split neck.
I hate the extra length at the back hem--I think it looks sloppy and reminds me of a mud flap.
The main fabric is a medium-weight cotton interlock. The hood lining is a lighter-weight cotton/Spandex jersey.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I narrowed the shoulder by 3/8" and should have narrowed it even more. I eliminated the extra length at the back hem so that the hem was even all around. I also folded out an inch of length around the hip.
As I said, I also added a contrasting hood lining. The pattern is already drafted to include a self-lining, so adding a contrast lining is simply a matter of cutting two of the hood pieces from the lining fabric rather than from the main fabric.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes. I'm definitely planning to make this same view again in a sweater knit, although the next time around I will cut a straight XL and do an FBA instead of grading out to the XXL.
It's a very wearable style and comes together easily. This is the kind of pattern that is relatively basic but has the potential for different looks based on fabric choice and the different design elements, so I'm looking forward to making it again.
I'm really happy with the way this project turned out and have already been wearing this pullover a lot.
There are more pictures and project details on my blog.
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