Friday, February 11, 2011

Long Awaited Review




Pattern Description:
A-line, loose-fitting in two lengths with front stitched pleats, back stitched inverted pleat, raglan sleeves with dart in three lengths and neckline variations. I chose Version B, legnth A. I'm only 5' tall.
Pattern Sizing:
8-22 Misses. I did the 16 because of ease and fullness in the bust area. I plan to wear a belt with this sweater.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it did. I like mine better.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very easy. I changed the construction order and did the sleeve first.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the fact that I didn't have to do an FBA on this pattern and i also like the cowl neck. It's not to big or "overly slouchy".


Cowl neck and pleating detail (can u see it?)
Sleeve and Sweater Back pleat



Fabric Used:
I used a Pucci inspired sweater knit from Vogue Fabrics Outlet. 1.99 per yard. Sitting in my stash for two years. This year it talked to me (cursed me out for leaving it there for so long.)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
No alterations but I did elminate the "interfaced" collar. Not sure what that's all about. I don't want stiff neck syndrome on my sweaters. I like them soft. It's doubled and folded down. That's more than enough support.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I plan to sew version A before it warms up with a tight little matching knit mini. I have some really nice boots that need attention. It's an easy pattern and would be great for beginners, just be patient with the sleeve details.
Conclusion:
This is a great wardrobe builder. Simple raglan sleeve cowl with pleating detail in front and back for a little dimension. My print is Pucci Mohair busy so a little dimension adds interest. The sleeves are "bubbled" like a dress so they require you cut a sleeve stay and there is elastic as well. Lookin forward to wearing this with some pinstripe olive slacks (waiting in the wings) and olive shoe booties with antique gold buckles!

Now, if I can just get the pants done. . .

1 comment:

  1. Very nice sweater! and those boots are ROCKIN'!! I'd really like to see the total outfit on you! I might just have to breakdown and get this pattern!

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