Surprisingly the top fit perfectly! With NO adjustments! When does that ever happen? lol. The pattern is a PDF but has the no trim pages so if you print with “borderless” settings on your printer and make sure size is “actual” or “100%” then assembly is a breeze.
This pattern has great options too. You can make slim fit, normal fit, flared fit. A top, a tunic, a dress. Short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, long sleeve. Cuffs or no cuffs. Round neck, V-neck, or a cute “turtleneck”. Color blocked or not.
My first top was made with a lightweight sweater knit that had tons of stretch. I made size M with long sleeves, hemmed; rounded neck, and normal fit. This took 1.75 yards of Gray Stripe Sweater Knit that I purchased in May 2015 from Hancocks for $7.39.
I love, love, love this top. It is really slimming and the fabric is so soft.
Next I tried to make the color blocked option because we all know I’m obsessed with color blocking
I made a M again, normal fit, long sleeves with cuffs. This time I used cotton lycra which has good stretch, but not as much as my sweater knit. The fit on this one was also perfect. I made no adjustments either. This is actually my new favorite shirt!
The fabric is 1 yard of “Midnight Kaleidoscope” cotton lycra from Purpleseamstress, purchased in March 2015 for $10. And 1 yard of “Peacock Blue” cotton lycra from Girl Charlee, purchased August 2015 for $6.50. The total for this shirt is $16.50.
I’m super happy with this pattern. I can’t wait to make the “turtleneck” option. I have that in quotes because it is not a true turtleneck, but a split one that lays flat. It is really cute!
I would never recommend a pattern I didn’t’ truly like. I do recommend this pattern though! The Merryweather Top & Dress pattern is on sale for only 2 more days if you are interested in the pattern. Use coupon code merryweather25 for 25% off (Through 12/15). You can find the top here: http://stitchuponatime.com/product/merryweather-top-dress/
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~