Pattern Review: Simplicity 1363+ Easy breezy top






Pattern Description: 

easy-to-sew top has high low hemline with options for short raglan sleeves, cold-shoulder detail or sleeveless. create interest that flatters any body type using color blocking. back has key hole button closure.  I made view D.

Pattern Sizing:

XXS-XXL

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?

Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I like the loose fit, how easy it was to sew and the sleeve variations

Fabric Used:

Rayon Challis 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

* I cut a 22 or XL at the neck and graded to a 24 or a little less than the largest size XXL.

* I didn't make the key hole at the back since it slipped over my head easily as per the other other reviews.

* I serged all seams and made a 5/8 inch hem

* I didn't hand sew the neck band facing because I was lazy and tried to stitch in the ditch and well, it's wonky. I will be more careful next time, but I like the top stitched look so I will do that in the future instead of hand stitching

Would you sew it again? Would you it to others?

Yes, thinking of making a dress. 
I may also make the neck band larger to see if I like that.

Conclusion: 

Great easy sew with minimal fitting issues, recommend using High bust for the neckline so it's not to big and do a cheater FBA or grade out to accommodate your full bust. Overall a good pattern with lots of variations and potential.

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