I think I may actually wear this shirt. It is a little longer than I am used to but it's not so bad.
Here is the shirt on the hanger:
And on me (I have shorts on, I promise!!):
With a belt (thought that jeans would be a better look):
I am thinking this will look cute with some skinny jeans and ballerina flats. To bad I don't have any ballerina flats. I think my skinny jeans are living in one of my daughter's drawers. I may have to conjure them up.
On to the review:
Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, pullover top or tunic has narrow him. Gathered shoulders, elasticized, empire waistline.
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?Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?No dislikes. As a beginner I like how they did the casing for the elastic. Quite simple.
Fabric Used:Fabric I got for $1/yd at Joann Fabric. Not exactly sure what it is. Light and flowy with a little stretch. The fabric was a little hard to work with but I am still happy with it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I had to change the arm hole a little. It was a little tight and hard to do the narrow hem around the arm. I let out the side seam at the top some to allow for a little more give when doing the narrow hem around the arms. I may go back and gather a little more on the shoulder seam so they are thinner.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Maybe, but I would make it longer so it will be a dress.
Conclusion: This is described as a very easy pattern and I agree. The directions were easy to follow and straight forward. This is a pattern a beginner could get through and be happy with the results.