I am very pleased to show you another success story. There is not much to say about this so I'll let the pattern review do the talking...
Raglan sleeve top with 'cowl' collar. It's not strictly a cowl but rather an extended turtle neck or something - I don't really know how to describe it.
x-small, small, medium, large etc. I cut a straight medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes they were fine although I stabilised the shoulder seams with iron-on bias tape which is not covered in the instructions. Most of the construction I did with my overlocker (serger). I tried to do the hems with a twin needle but my machine was having none of that so I ended up just doing a long and narrow zig zag.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Love the shape of the collar. I was concerned it might be boxy but somehow the seam on the front gives it a good shape.
The neck seam does tend to roll out a bit with the weight of the collar but it is not noticeable in this print. In a heavier fabric I might attach bias binding to the seamline and topstitch it down to disguise the seam and flatten it out - just a thought.
A drapey knit. I don't enjoy sewing with knits so I only buy then when they are super-cheap!
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
None, for once I made it straight out of the envelope and there were no fit problems.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I can see myself making a long sleeved version in winter, and perhaps one in a sweater knit.
This is a nice fitting t-shirt with added flair. Here's the back.
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