Okay here we go with some reviews! I will do two separate pattern reviews in the same post because I am wearing two items that I made recently and have yet to review. A few weeks ago I made a self drafted dress that many of you really liked so when i came across this pattern I thought this is the perfect pattern to modify and get the same result from my self drafted pattern so that I could share it with you in case you wanted to make the same top.
Here we go…
Pattern Sizing: I cut the small because I did not want it to be close fitting if it was going to look like my self drafted one.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? well no not really, lol
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn’t use them since I had altered the pattern I just did it my way.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I liked that it was basic enough so I could easily alter it.
Fabric Used: Striped lightweight DK I found at Mood Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: okay so if you saw this dress then it will make more sense what I did to this pattern. First pick a size larger then what you normally would cut ( I normally would have cut this as an XS so instead I cut the S to get the right loose fit) then I knew that I wanted to eliminate the dolman sleeves so I measured 5″ from the neck edge towards the shoulder and marked it, then I measured down from that point to the point where the waist starts to curve creating that dolman sleeve and I cut. Then I just took some of the curve out of the sleeve I had chopped off so it resembled a regular sleeve and tapered it to be fitted. I also made the scoop neck a little bigger so I could wear it off my shoulder, then all I did was add 1/4″ SA to both pieces. The only other change was that I added a curve to the hem.
Conclusion: I got the same exact look and with minimal effort, love it!
Pattern Description: Close-fitting tops A, B, C are cut on the crosswise grain, have dolman sleeves and stitched hems.
Pattern Sizing: 8