This top has been made for some time now and worn but I just didn’t feel all that thrilled to review it. I said I would when I saw Claverie post her review. So, here it is:
From the website back of pattern: MISSES' TOP: Pullover, hip length tops A, B, C, D. A, B: over-the-shoulder bias cut drape is stitched in front and back darts. B: elasticized at lower edge. C, D: pleated at front neckline, darted in back, with or without gathered cap sleeves. I am reviewing version A.
The size cominations are: Combinations: BB(8-10-12-14), FF(16-18-20-22) Mine is cut on the 10 but I meant to cut the 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes... it did. But not on me. Not even on Aloe. But it can be a decent top once modified.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The arm hole and facing part were NOT easy. The pictures were half helpful but when I referenced them to the written instructions I made myself even more confused! What I did was pinned it the way it was supposed to look then sewed it in bits and pieces from there.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the neck line of this top. Now that I am done with it I still like the lines but it just doesn't work. The confusing construction of the facing slash bodice slash shoulders slash etc...
I used a polyester knit with "wicking capabilities". I believe my fabric choice and the fact that I cut a size smaller are the contributing factors to my discontentment with this pattern - which is why I will yield the right to redo it and just pass this one to my Mom.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added... I believe, 2 or 3 inches to the hem. I made the hem 1 inch too.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I plan to sew it again to make right my sizing and fabric mistakes. I recommend it only if you make mind that a tight knit may NOT be your best choice.
Conclusion: I think the color is the only thing going for this top. I wore the top several times to see if I can get used to it. I did to a point but realized I could not go on being this unhappy. I'm passing it along....
So, therefore you will only see one photo of me in it. I took several and they were all ill-fitted. I was trying to get used to it. That never happened.
Before leaving for Chili’s:
Note where the bust are and where the point stops. Yes, I really need to do the 12...or a good bra!
One more picture - after Chili’s.
Until later, Schey.