Friday, March 12, 2010
Pullover knit tops. I made view D; long-sleeved kimono style top.
Pattern Sizing: 4-20. I made size 10
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? This is the second time I made this, so a cursory glance was all I needed.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like everything about this pattern: the kimono sleeves, the fitted bodice.
Fabric Used: An ITY from Joann's. I am sure many on PR recognize it.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Pattern alterations: As far as sizing is concerned, I made no alterations. Size 10 fitted me perfectly. I lengthened the sleeves by four inches and I would have made them longer because I was to full elastic-cased sleeves, had I more material. Perhaps, I'll make cuffs, like on View A instead. I'll have to check the scrap pile. I increased the front bodice by one 1.5 inches and decreased the neck band by 1 inch for a snug fit and no gaping. I used a seam-a-steam on the lower hem and then stitched it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes! I plan on making Views A and C
Conclusion: This top is a wonderful addition to any wardrobe.