You can see the wrinkles on the side of the bust because there's too much fabric there.
|The cat photobombed the picture and it turned out to be better than the others because my expression was relaxed. I need Felix to photobomb more often!|
|Looking at the birds in the trees also helps.|
Some shots on the dress form:
|The bust is only smooth if I pull up at the shoulders.|
Here's my review of the pattern:
Pattern Description: Long cardigan with empire waist, flowing skirt and front ties.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 36-44. I made a 44.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I think so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes and no. I chose to sew it up a little differently. I sewed the sleeves in before sewing the sleeve seam and side seam, which is how I normally sew them on knits, but the sleeve cap is a little high so it was a bit tricky to get the fabric eased in properly. I made the ties out of my fabric, which I think is much nicer than using bias tape. I used my serger for the seams and a straight stitch for the front edge and neck hems (small zig-zag for the neck edge to allow a bit of stretch). I left it un-hemmed at the bottom, which is what the pattern calls for, though I don't think they make it very clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was attracted to the shape of the cardigan.
Fabric Used: Polyester knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Full bust adjustment, which added a side dart and I lengthened the top by an inch. But I might have added too much because the top doesn't fit as well as I hoped (despite a sample I made, though in a different fabric).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might make it again. I think it would make a nice over-garment for a sleeveless dress.
Conclusion: I hope I wear this, though it's a bit of a departure from my regular wardrobe.