I finally got to make one of the blouses I spoke about in this post. Since I pretty much live in jeans or jean shorts and tees I am always needing more that I really like. This pattern was sitting there patiently waiting for me to get started. I rarely sew with Big 4 patterns these days so it was kind of nostalgic to pull that brown tissue out of the package.
I had this silk crepe that I bought from Mood a couple of years ago and didn’t have another woven fabric that would go with it so I decided to use some dark gray knit in my stash. This knit is very stable and easy to sew on, so I was confident it would work. I wouldn’t combine a super stretchy or delicate knit with a woven in this design or your seams might be wavy.
Pattern Description: Raglan Tee View B without pocket
Pattern Sizing: I cut out size 14
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? I really like the shape of the front panel and the neckband technique.
Fabric Used: Cotton/Poly Knit and Silk Crepe
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I extended the shoulder darts so they didn’t look funny, I used a knit when it called for woven, and I shortened the back hemline.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I probably won’t sew it again but really like how it turned out. I would recommend to others.
Conclusion: I really liked this pattern. It worked well with a knit, even though it called for wovens only. The shape is flattering.
The back of this top was originally MUCH longer. I am not-quite 5’4″ so it would have looked out of proportion on me. So I shortened it about 3-4.” I do really like the high/low shape.
Since I used this knit fabric, I did a neck binding instead of using the technique in the pattern. But I really liked the technique the pattern used and have since used it for another project.
Have a great week!