I cut out three tops and finished two of them in time to count for the sewalong. I'm going to take them one by one.
My first hummer I made up with some stash knit that was cut crooked off the factory spools or something. It wrinkles and hangs funny and is impossible to get any kind of grain lined up. I LOVE the color though and it is a nice weight so I used it to test the pattern's proportions.
|See all the neckline wrinkles.|
The only thing I do not like about this pattern is the sleeve binding pieces are not wide enough. They were super messy and tiny and terrible.
|Verdict 1: Proportion, fit and color are good. Change the sleeve band width and leave|
neckline alone. Perfect top to wear everyday around the house when I'm feeling
the need for fun casual. I may have already worn it and gotten grease spots on it...
|Pink for Anna's House!|
|Look, I'm a fluttery bird!|
Verdict 3: LOVE THIS! It went together quickly with no problems since I'd already tested everything. Being
a solid color it goes well with everything and the bright color is so cheerful. I wore it for the 4th.
- Maybe I've gotten more familiar with Steph's sizing but I found this top to be the easiest pattern yet to find and trace to my size and put together.
- I think everyone has said it but I LOVE the new heavy duty paper it is printed on. It is so easy to trace and fold back up. She also printed all the shirt pieces on one piece and all the skirt pieces on another. This made it so easy to make sure you hadn't missed any pieces when tracing.
- The solid tops are begging for embellishment or jewelry but also work well plain.
- My favorite thing of all is how I feel in them. I live in a ranching community and jeans with tshirts or western button front shirts are ALL YOU SEE. EVERYDAY. I can wear these floaty peplum tops with my jeans and feel fabulous, like I'm wearing a dress without wearing one. That's a win in my book.