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A couple of hours
Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
It's a 2, super easy.
Tank top with elasticized gathers under bust and on back with uneven hem.
I cut the size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
For the most part. I completely screwed up the elastic under the bust. Must've not marked incorrectly. My fabric was forgiving and since it's a really stretchy knit I didn't really need the contour under the bust.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Loved the style and uneven hem.
I believe it's a rayon lycra blend. I LOVE the paint splash print!!! It's really cool.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Again, I made a mistake with the elastic under the bust. I didn't really need it anyway. If I make this again and use a similar fabric that has a 2 way stretch then I'll skip this step all together. Oh yeah, I did use fold over elastic around the neckline instead of making binding as recommended. And as always I use clear elastic to stabilize the shoulder seams. I also didn't hem it which is usually the case when I make tops like these in 2 way stretch fabrics that don't unravel.
What would you do differently next time?:
Just mentioned it above.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think I will. I have lots of leggings and tops like these work great with them.
Great with skirts or pants!
Cute top! Makes me wonder why I waited so long to finish it up!!!