I purchased this pattern the first time I stumbled across it and can you blame me? Just look at that neckline would you? It's unique, it looks like it can be dressed up or down and that is something I need in my pattern wardrobe.
I love views A and B. I'm not overly fond of C and D as I don't ever want to emphasize my midsection--ever! So, I went ahead and created B but used the 3/4 length sleeves.
I didn't deviate much from the pattern directions, that is order wise. The order of construction is logical, even for putting the sleeves in the round, instead of flat. For some reason, I am preferring to put them in by easing, not sure why, but when you use a bizzilion pins, it's super easy!
So, let's talk about the yoke for a minute. I think it is important to staystitch knits, no matter what. I staystitched both the yoke and facing before attaching them. Next, I used stay tape on one of the seams to stabilize this knit. It's pretty, unusual, and the recovery isn't super awesome, so this was my insurance of keeping everything nice and neat.
I didn't even top stitch this neckline, but I did under-stitch the facing to keep it from rolling. Oh, and I almost forgot that I added a bias band at the back neckline to stabilize that area as well. The pattern calls for just turning and hemming, but I don't like to do that ever.
I thought about a pocket at the usual place or breast area but decided against it. I didn't want to not have some sort of embellishment so I put the pocket at the waistline, on the left side. It's a two piece pocket with a band on the top portion, which you can sort of see in the pictures. I used a curved edge ruler to press the lower portion around in order to get both sides to match.
I should know better by now to take photos in the compete shade!
I love the fit of this, with the FBA and my usual 1/2" swayback adjustment, this is what I consider perfect for a spring/summer top.
I love my new top! I wore it to work and received many comments. In fact, people I've never officially met stopped me to comment on it. What a great compliment!
Thanks for reading! I hope you'll give this pattern a try!