Pattern Description: Top with wide scoop neck and cut-on sleeves with hem bands.
Pattern Sizing: Size A (8-18) I cut this one using my previously adapted pattern for View B. Those extensive adaptations altered the pattern to an 8 at the neckline and shoulder, a 14 for the sleeve length, 10 at the bust, 8 right above the waist, and tapering back out to a 12 at the hip.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It is a very quick and easy design and I found the neckline very flattering.
Fabric Used: One yard of navy blue and heather gray half-inch striped (50% cotton, 25% rayon, 25% poly) knit from Girl Charlee.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: For my original alterations to this pattern, please refer to this blog post. I made this boxy top much more flattering to my figure than the original pattern design by applying changes. For this version of the pattern, I wanted a dress so I extended the length about 17 inches, widening out from a size 12 at the high hip.
Since I had made this pattern before in a stripe fabric, I decided to trace the pattern so I could create a full-size pattern and cut it out as a single layer. My only hesitation was I had no idea how much width to add for an A-line dress. I eventually chose to compare the finished garment measurements of both Butterick 6182 and McCall's 7432 and use the skirt portions of their patterns to create a template for the skirt of this dress.
Since I chose to use a full-size pattern, the cutting was so much easier. To ensure the stripes matching on the finished garment I just had to remember the position of the underarm curve and the pattern notches on their corresponding stripes when laying out the pattern.
The construction of this dress was so easy that I was able to complete the majority of it the night before a trip. Fortunately, the use of parallel stripes and a knit allowed me to cut the bottom of the dress along a single stripe and wear it as-is.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I will definitely make this one again especially as I now have a pattern for a dress version and I know how quick it is to sew.
Conclusion: Another great custom TNT pattern for me.
*Modeled photos taken by Vacuuming the Lawn on the streets of Philadelphia.