My sister gave me this fabric last week and as I need some tops to take away with me, this was made up using Butterick 3344 (oop) View A.
Now this top is not new to me, I have made it quite a few times, however this time I have finally managed to have enough fabric for long sleeves LOL.
The other plus is that it goes with my brown cropped pants for the 2009 SWAP so I am quite happy about this.
The sad news is that this is the extent of my 2009 SWAP. Time and patterns didn't mix too well and we fly out for a month's holiday on Monday so madly packing and not sewing this weekend.
Here is the pattern review.
Pattern Description: Close-fitting top has neckline variations and stitched hems. View A - elastic neck, mock wrap, long sleeves
Pattern Sizing: Size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The neckline was a bit low so I added to this and a used "seams great" for the next edge, stitched this on stretching it a bit and then turned under and coverstitched the neck edge.
Fabric Used: Knit of unknown quality, it was a gift from my sister.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Front Pattern Adjustments
* Round Shoulder
* 2 x Gaposis on the neck edge
* Full bust and folded out the dart
* Added 1/2" to the neck edge
* Added 3/4" between the bust and waist
Back Pattern Adjustments
* High round back
* Sway back
* Broad back
* Large bicep (same as I did for the Grey Knit Top)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, this is the third top I have made from this pattern.
Conclusion: This top is such a great wardrobe item. I have it in a lace for evening, a quieter knit for work and this one is going on holidays with me and will be great for casual wear.