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.


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I like the style, it fits you perfectly.

Carol said...

I love the fabric and the style is perfect for you! It's really flattering!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I like it with the open kimono sleeve. Very hip!

Susan said...

I am so jealous! I have tried to find this pattern at Joann's when they go on sale for a year now! They don't carry it at the 2 stores in my area.

Your version is amazing!

Sheila said...

Oh my gosh, you are so talented! Look at all these gorgeous things you made! That yellow top is lovely on you.

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I really appreciate it. :)


RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Thank you ladies, for your wonderful comments. Susan, PM me your address and I'll send you the extra pattern I have.

Digs said...

Beautiful! Love your style and your choice of fabric patterns.

~ Kimberlee B ~ said...

Very nice!