Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Tulip Sleeve Top
Pattern Description: MISSES' TOP, TUNIC AND DRESS: Loose-fitting, pullover top, tunic or dress has very narrow hem finish on neckline/sleeves, and shaped, back overlapped sleeves.
8-24. I made my usual 14 (rtw 8) and it's good. Not too tight, not too loose. Easy to slip on over my head without any closures.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much! It's a basic construction type of pattern, so wasn't difficult to begin with. The sleeves involve a narrow hem, but it wasn't difficult to handle.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
LIKES: 4 pattern pieces, no facings, no closures! This is a great "quickie" project...
DISLIKES: Lots of narrow rolled hems! Neckline and curvy sleeve hems. Not too bad if you have the patience, don't attempt if you're in a hurry. Practice on muslin if this is a first for you! I followed the patterns instructions to edgestitch as a guide, then fold and stitch, trim and stitch again. Looks perfect!
Designed for lightweight woven fabrics.
FABRICS: Crepe De Chine, Faille, Challis, Jerseys, Linens.
I used a stretch satin from Haberman's in Royal Oak, Michigan. The fabric guide is right, about 1.5 yards of 60" wide...
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added 1.5" in length to the hem. Patterns always run short on me. It came out perfect... long enough to tuck in, but still great if I want to wear it loose.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, definitely! It was an easy and stress-free project with great results. A versatily blouse with enough design interest to keep it from being boring, and yet not too "trendy" to fall out of style soon.
I'm tagging this pattern for easy future reference! If you have pretty silky wovens and want a fuss-free blouse, give this pattern a shot!