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The fabric is rayon jersey from Emma One Sock. This particular fabric is long sold out, though. This is actually the fabric I was planning to use for my maxi dress until I realized I had only bought a yard. I loooooooove this fabric. I'm really picky about what prints I like, and I love this one.
I love this top with white pants, but I think I'll be able to wear it into fall with jeans or khakis. I think it'd be cute with a jean skirt and boots.
Pattern Sizing: European 38-46. I made a straight 38.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use them. My BWOFs are in German, and my German is poor.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't think I'd make this up when I got the magazine in January, but when I got this jersey, I remembered this pattern. I think I just didn't like it as much made up in the linear pattern they show.
I like the wrap-over neckline and the slight gathering into the side piece. The neckline is typical BWOF-low. Actually, when I first put in on the morning, it's fine, but it doesn't stay put, so I've been wearing a cami under it. I think I'll tack the center together, and it will be fine without a cami.
Fabric Used: rayon jersey from www.emmaonesock.com
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: just the sleeves - mine are just below the elbow. I confess this was necessary since I ran out of fabric, but I think it's a nice length for summer into fall, anyway.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I'll sew it again with long sleeves, in a beefier jersey for fall/winter. Definitely recommend it.
Conclusion: Cute knit top with a twist. If you have the pattern, go for it!