Pattern Description: Rachel Comey from summer 2016 collection
Pattern Sizing: Size 10
Fabric Used: 1.2 metres 150cm wide – Polyester from Classic Textiles on Goldhawk Road
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, just as I envisioned it.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Matching the shoulder seams was a bit tricky due to the slipperiness of the fabric although easily controlled with the use of lots of pins!! but otherwise a lovely pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Added 1 inch at waistline to length, also added 2 pleats on either side of neckline to reduce size – all alterations made to paper pattern prior to sewing. I finished all seams with a 3 thread overlock instead of french seams as pattern suggested, will try french seams on next version.
Verdict: I can see myself wearing this with jeans or black pants. Its the perfect addition to my spring/summer wardrobe. The fabric and pattern are the perfect marriage: the fabric is so soft and flows and moves with the body perfectly, love it! I see many more of these in my wardrobe.