I loved this pattern from the moment I saw it! Like had to have it kinda of love, lol! I would say that this pattern is not a quick make, like a hour or so pattern; however, it has just enough umph..to keep you interested! I thought that this pattern had a lot of things going to be a little top. For instance, the top is lined, it has darts, princess seams, invisible zipper, binding for the hem; I decided to leave the binding off.
|I love how this is basically a peplum, but without|
the peplum, genius, yes, no?! LOL!
I used an 16 for the bust and graded out to a 18 at the waist. I wasn't sure how fitted this would be, and let's just say- I am glad to have had the extra room at the waist,lol! I used a micro stretch faille, never used this fabric before in my life, but hey, it went perfectly with my shoes,LOL! Don't act like I'm the only one that does this, lol! The fabric that I used had a bit of stretch, which I am so thankful for now, because the waist for ME was pushing it,so caution!
|I left off the hem binding, and opted for|
a narrow hem :)..
I had fun making this top. it was interesting but not tedious, ya know?! What I didn't like was the way the pattern instructed you to do the binding, it was just weird to me, so narrow hem it was! I also thought that the armhole showed a little too much arm boobage, is that a thing? LOL!
|Inside of lining...The pattern is lined only at the|
top, as there is not a waist seam. You can
make a full lining if that's your preference.
Overall, I think that this is a great pattern! I would say take your time to get those pleats darts right. I had to press mine while taking pictures, and I'm still unsure if I got it right,lol! I do like the finished top, but don't think that I need another one until I knock a few pounds off :). That's why there's not a picture of the back, those back pleats just made my butt look bigger than normal, ummm..no bueno,lol! I hope someone else gives this one a go, because it really is a cute top! I just don't think this one is for me :(...