It's done, and I love it!
Here it is on the dress form.
I loved the curve along the bottom hem. Instead of fussing with a double-folded hem, I decided to use bias tape. I can't remember where I saw how to do this, but the results are fantastic... and so easy! The view from the inside:
Pattern Description -
Misses Pull Over Tops with Separate Patterns for A,B,C,D Cup Sizes
Pattern Sizing - 6-22. I cut a 14 with the C cup option.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern
envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that this is a woven top needing no closures. I love that it was so easy to sew and that it has the optional cup sizes. The only thing I did not like about this pattern was cutting the bodice front in two pieces, but that was easy enough to change.
Fabric Used: Cotton. A vintage inspired print purchased from Joann's a few years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As described on this blog post, I used my sloper to help in making a couple of changes to the pattern:
- Cut the bodice front on the fold.
- Added 1" to the bodice front side seams, and therefore adding 1" to the front portion of the sleeves at the underarm seam.
- Added princess darts on the back.
- Used a 3/8" seam allowance on the side seams.
I also finished off the bottom hem with bias tape, instead of folding under. I also top-stitched along the neckline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. This top has the potential to become a wardrobe staple.
This came together quite quickly and painlessly.