I already have my next variation planned but before than I have a few other things I want to make. Now the review.
Pattern Sizing: I made a size 12 with D cup
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? nope see below
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes they are very easy. There really is nothing complicated about this pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There is nothing I really disliked other than not having sleeves
Fabric Used: I used a cotton satin, which I think is the same as cotton sateen but its lighter than the sateen I'm use to this is more of a blouse weight not a bottom weight.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The only thing I did was add sleeves to make it more of a blouse than a woven Tee. I also widen the upper back by 1/2 inch and lowered the bust dart by 1 inch.
Also I tried the facing technique found in High Fashion Sewing Secrets from the World's Best Designers
Conclusion: Nice easy pattern to help build your wardrobe as you can see by the 60+ reviews and best pattern of 2010 award.
Finishing this blouse took a little longer than expected due to a bad stomach virus that had me in bed all day yesterday and then today my 3 year old son and 2 year daughter decided to take a hot chili pepper and rub it in their eyes, lets just say I don't think they even want to see another chili pepper again. No amount of water was making them feel better. It took about an hour before the crying stopped.
This is a sneak peak at my next 4 items, a mini wardrobe that with some of it mixed in my SWAP. The two on the left are cotton knits, the next is a cotton sateen and the last is a regular cotton. The Sateen is going to be the challenge as it is only 2 yards and I want to make a maxi skirt out of it.
Until next time happy sewing