ETA..... Butterick 3344
Misses fitted knit tops with neck variations.
Version A: long sleeve mock wrap, B: ruched long sleeve fitted tee, C: long sleeve pullover. D: short sleeve turtleneck w/ back zipper and E: Cowl neck tank.
Pattern Sizing: 18-22, Sav-a-thon was having an OOP $1.99 sale and majority of the patterns were plus size, and purchased it with the intent to downsize.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope: Somewhat
Were the instructions easy to follow: Yes, I barely looked at the instructions for assembling the body of the top. However, I did glance at the instructions for the collar.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern: There isn't anything to dislike about this pattern.
Fabric Used:Abstract satin stretch
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern instructions call for gathering at the ends of the collar, instead, I folded the collar in half on the wrong side, serged the ends, then turned to the rightside and serged the bottom, thereafter sewed to the neckline. The pattern also calls for a center back zipper and didn't think it was necessary and cut the back on the fold and did a 3-1/2" opening at the center back, serged and fold back edges and final stitched. For closure I used 2 snaps. I finished the top by serging the the bottom of the top as well as the sleeves and then folded 1/4" for hem.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others. I'm not sure and that may be due to the high sheen of the fabric, but definitely recommend it to others.
Conclusion: My daughter's first words when she saw me trying it on, was it looks like a straight jacket..lol. Then she cautioned me, that if I decided to wear it, make sure to wear my hair down and it looks better with a vest over it or under a suit. I whole heartily agree with her and think the high sheen of the blouse and the style I chose is overbearing.
Actually when I tried the blouse on after I'd baste stitched the sleeves in I immediately looked like a member from Star Trek....haha!
I will definitely wear it, but with a vest over it or under a suit, which tones it done considerably.