Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pattern Review 6841

Pattern Description: 
Loose-fitting, pullover tops have draped front and back collar.
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Exactly

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy albeit a little tricky to wrap your mind around.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the styling of the finished garment and that I didn't have to do my usual FBA. I don't necessarily like how low the front hangs and how low the neck opening is.. I made view C and it fits like a tunic.

Fabric Used: I used a very drapey ITY like knit that was gifted to me from Carolyn Norman of Diary of a Sewing Fanatic. It feels absolutely fabulous against my skin. I sewed almost entirely on the serger in less than an hour. The picture on the dressform is more true to the actual color.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 1" to the side seams and I'm glad I did. I also sewed the center front an additional 3".
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I'll certainly sew this again as soon as I find another suitable fabric.
Conclusion: This top would great for camouflaging your midsection.


  1. Very nice on you! BTW, I love your boots too!

  2. You look fantastic! I really need to get to this top..

  3. You did and excellent job, you look great. You have inspired me to make this top!

  4. I've been afraid of that pattern's drape front. Yours is very nice making me have second thoughts.

  5. Great job, you look wonderful in it! This is one of my favorite patterns!

  6. I love it. I have that pattern in my stash. I'm thinking it could also be extended into a dress.

  7. Pretty top and you look great. Like Faye, I have been afraid to tackle that pattern due to the drape. However, you did a great job.

  8.'ve seen this pattern but not convinced that it will work for me however this looks FAB-U-LOUS on you! I love it. You've styled it perfectly and I'll have those boots and that greenish/bluish looking ring please and thank you!

  9. OMG - how did I miss this!?! The top is fabulous and I'm so glad that you like the fabric! You look awesome in that color!