Looks like I'm really broad doesn't it? I'm not really. I think it's looks that way because of that CB seam.
I think I stretched the neckline out a bit with all the fiddling I did to it. It's not too bad though.
This is the full review from PatternReview.com:
Pattern Description: The inset with cord drawstring lends fashion flair to this fitted sweatshirt. The kimono sleeves ensure wearing comfort.
Pattern Sizing: 36-44. I made the 36 but probably could have graded down to a 34.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looks like the model photo and the line drawing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I did look at the directions quite a but for this one and they did make sense once I read through them a few times.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I don't like facings on knits so I chose not to use them. I still don't like how the edges want to flip to the outside. Next time I'll do something different. This time, I just folded under the edges and topstitched. It didn't work as well as I had hoped. I ended up fusing a stay tape under the seam allowances at the neck edge to make it stay put. We'll see what happens when I wash it.
Fabric Used: This is a charcoal gray Malden Mills sweatshirt fleece. It is cozy. I used Gutterman upholstery thread in cornflower blue to topstitch. The drawstrings are from an old sweatshirt of mine.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made my standard 1/2" shoulder to bust tuck. I didn't topstitch the arms because the knit was stretching out of shape and my machine didn't like the thread with this material. I omitted the grommets under the arms because what Alaskan wants cold breezes in their torso region? It's, like, 17 degrees outside!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably will sew this again. It's a casual top and I wear a lot of those around the house. That is always my test too. I make something and wear it at the house for about a half hour with the kids. That's a good way to test any garment. If it comes out of The Test looking alright, I know it's a winner.
Conclusion: Cute, simple top that I'll wear a bunch.