This is a big milestone for me, I started collecting vintage pattern pieces when I was 18 (5 years ago) and this is the first one I have actually ever made.
The pattern comes as one size, to fit a 36 inch bust, I didn't adapt this to my size because I wanted this style to be slightly oversized. It also suggests making it up in a medium weight, medium kind of drape fabric- like a wool jersey blend or a crepe. But of course I was absolutely determined to use an off cut I had lying around of a heavy textured polyester. Probably not the best choice.
I did not manage to get the back shaping in AT ALL. I ended up just turning it over and attempting to hide it with some nice topstitching. This seriously pissed me off, not going to lie 😂 I literally work as a garment tech- mostly cutting and sewing bespoke clothing for disabled people so I would say I'm an experienced sewer? BUT I JUST COULDN'T MATCH THESE. I blame the fabric and the pattern shape 😩 and the fact i sewed this up rather rushed and refused to unpick...
Next time I do this I'm 100% going to be tracing the pattern first onto thicker paper and tracing out all the random dots on it to actual markings I understand and then Im going to make it up in a nice soft wool jersey! Just need to thrift some good fabric for it!
I do really like how it looks tho! And i like that because its tie up there is tons of different ways to wear it.⬆️⬆️⬆️
So i would defs reccommend this pattern as a make. Classic wardrobe staple 👍🏻
Let me know what you think, lots of love, Maria!