I knew I had to make this ruffle top immediately I saw the pattern. What is there to not love? The pattern and my fabric choice checks all my boxes. Ruffles ✓
Flowy & fun ✓
Denim & polka dots ✓ ... you get the idea.
This pattern has different styles and ties options including an off-the-shoulder option but I decided to make the simplest version which is View D. I think that suited the fabric I was using a little more. I encountered a few issues while making this pattern and had to make some adjustments which I will talk about in the review below.
Pattern Description: Misses' Ruffle Tops with Off-the-Shoulder and Tie Options. Please note: I made View D so some of the feedback I give especially with the adjustments to the pattern may not be necessary for other views.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes it did look just like the photo on the pattern and the instructions were easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style of this pattern. It's flowy and fun. However, I had a little issue with the sizing. I cut my regular size but that was way too big for me which made the top look ill-fitting initially. I had to make a couple of adjustments to get a better fit.
Fabric Used: Rayon
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took the sides in by about 2.5 inches in total. The sleeves were also way too big especially tapering towards the edge of the sleeve. I think it's supposed to have a bell shape to it but it didn't look great in combination with the ruffle so I took that in about 2 inches on each sleeve to get a better fit.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would but I'd go at least one size down.
Conclusion: I think this is a great pattern overall. It fits perfectly into the current ruffles trend. If the picture below doesn't show how I feel about this top, I don't know what does :-)
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