Sleeveless top with two different front darts.
European Plus size range: 44 - 52
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the quirky mismatched darts. For the gathered dart, I used clear elastic to control the gathers. The gathered area had to be a specific length to fit within the dart. I marked the distance on the elastic. Then I matched the marks on the elastic with the marks on the garment by stretching the elastic as I sewed it onto the garment. Nice smooth gathers resulted.
|stretched elastic over area to be gathered (sample is pictured)|
|smoothly gathered dart|
Rayon Batik. I bought this fabric when I visited Les Fabriques, my favorite fabric store in Charlottesville, VA. (The store is in it's third location since I first went there in 2008. I'm worried that the next move will be out of business.)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The changes I made were minor. The instructions called for a hand sewn hem. I sewed mine by machine. I also sewed down the neckline facing by machine.
I like this top. It's as comfortable as a t-shirt but much cooler. It would have been perfect for the heat wave we had in July. I'm not wishing for another heat wave, though. Just a day or two with temperatures in the upper 80s.