<b>Pattern Description: </b>This is a review for a super cute Marcy Tilton top. I had a lot of fun creating this jacket and top. Here is how the top and jacket are described on the pattern envelope:
Loose-fitting unlined jacket has dropped shoulders, sleeves and fronts are longer than the back. There are three views, A has no side seams, decorative stitching on collar, sleeves and all hem edges. B and C have contrast bands. Pullover fitted tank has self or contrast bands on the neck and armhole. Lower edges of all garments are unfinished.
This pattern comes in sizes XS to XL. I made a medium.
<b>Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?</b> Yes, I think so. I even silk-screened it, just like view B on the pattern envelope (I used a different screen). I silk screened on the front edges, the back center below the neckline and the lower sleeves.
<b>Were the instructions easy to follow?</b> Oh yes, super easy instructions.
<b>Fabric Used:</b> Wonderfully soft, drapey ITY knit with some Lycra in it for extra stretch. I purchased it at JoAnns. The contrast I used was from Marcy Tilton's website. I love all the colors in it and feel the green knit complements it well.
<b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:</b> I changed nothing, absolutely nothing. The only instructional method I changed was to put the contrast edge and fabric edge right sides together, sew, and turn to the right side. I think top stitched 1/4 inch from the edge.
<b>Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?</b> Yes, I do think I will make this numerous times, although I will have to change it up somewhat as it is rather distinct.
<b>Conclusion: </b> This was a fun jacket and tank to create. It came together well, fits well, and just begs from some creativity! It can be worn open or closed. For the closure, I took a button I like and sewed it to a pin back with some heavy thread. I like the pin closure but DH does not. :(