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|Reviewed by:||noodlesew|| |
|Posted on:||6/14/14 6:32 AM |
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Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 1 people Very Helpful by 8 people |
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|Fabric:||Polyester Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
An Alice + Olivia designed knit tunic with choice of necklines (scoop, bateau or cowl) and sleeves (set-in, dolman or raglan). Soft side drapes, long back tail, shorter front, A-line.
I made view C with the dolman sleeves, wide neckline and tulip hemline.
The Alice + Olivia pattern is out of print. The equivalent is V8952, thanks to beauturbo.
Multisize XS-M. I cut XS to fit Australia RTW 6-8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. My shoulders are narrower than the model, and therefore the neckline looks almost off-shoulder on me.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. However they are rather inappropriate for knit sewing using today's sewing electronic sewing machines, and high tech sergers with coverstitch function. In many ways the instructions made the pattern harder for sewing what are essentially simple tee shirt designs wth designer touches like top stitching, ribbon trim and exposed seams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really like the style, especially, the skinny 3/4 sleeves. However the top makes me look short and fat. Maybe it is my choice of knit.
I do not like the way the neckline is constructed. The instructions call for stay stitching, slip stitching and then top stitching. Presumably these long winded steps stablise the neckline using sewing threads. The slip stitching causes puckering. In hindsight I should have used the very famous Sewaholic Renfrew band method.
I think I can sew the garment in under 2 hours using different construction.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I shortened at the indicated lines at the waist of 3 cm, and another 6 cm for the hips to make it a top instead of tunic.
I stablised the neckline with organza ribbon. I decided not to top stitch.
The front was cut on the fold to save sewing.
I overlocked the hem without turning so as to match the side seams as the inside showed due to the tulip hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. This is a very basic pattern, and worth having a go. The instructions are not recommended for a beginner learning tee shirt sewing.
A stylish designer tee shirt for those who look good in A-line. Better knit sewing instructions can be found elsewhere.
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