Pattern Description: This is a wrap top with empire seaming. It had been reviewed several times before this but I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring too. It's fantastic!
Pattern Sizing: 36-44. I graded down to a size 34 but left it a 36 at the hips.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looks like the line drawing and the model photos.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to understand. I'm glad I've made a top like this before though or I would have been confused with the back neckband directions. Everything else is very straight forward.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the high neck and double layer over the bust. It is super cozy and warm. This is my first addition to my new SWAP. I am doing it on my own and it's called The F-ing Cold SWAP. Alaska's temperatures have plummeted in the past weeks and I am going to focus on warm things. Back on topic, I dislike nothing about this top.
Fabric Used: This is a great polyester/lycra stretch velvet (velour?) for the FabricsAndNotions Yahoo group. This is not very warm because of the polyester but I wear a thin wool top under it and then it turns into toasty heaven.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did my usual 1/2" shoulder to bust tuck and flared out the hip area a bit. The sleeve seems to have a lot of ease in it so I may make a slightly larger tuck in the arm when I make it again.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? YES!! I love this top. I have some great rayon knit that is trying to get together with the pattern pieces right now. I have it locked in a drawer but it keeps plotting against me.
Conclusion: If you have this magazine you need to make this top!