It was super quick an easy to sew, and I think it really suits the fabric – the big advantage with using quilting weight cotton is that it drapes beautifully and doesn’t need lining, even if it is a bit pricey (this one was £12 a metre – ouch! It was a little bit of an impulse purchase).
I chose the long sleeve option, as I’m having a bit of a long-sleeved phase, and it was nice to sew some non-gathered sleeves for a change! The pattern comes with capped, short and long sleeves, which means you can make this all year round!
I really like the crossover back, it’ll really suit a nice fluid t-shirt fabric, or even a chiffon. The pleated option looks good, but I’d definitely save that for a knit fabric.
The fabric is such a gorgeous rich, Cadbury purple, it’s not a colour I would usually choose (purple always makes me look jaundiced), but I reckon it’ll co-ordinate with a lot of her other clothes. I think I need to make more tops and seperates, cos they’re just so much more practical than dresses.
It’s a little big for her, slipping off the shoulders a bit, but she’ll grow into it. It’s a 2T, and I just can’t sew anything smaller even if it’d fit her better.
Because it’s a bit big around the neckline, it’s riding up a little at the front, which gives it a deep curve on the back, but I kinda like that.
it’s also got a lot of swingy movement to it, which I really like, and the sleeves are nice and wide so there’s lots of room, useful when you are constantly on the move. It looks really comfy too.
I’m planning on making this one again pretty soon, I think it’ll be a great stash-busting pattern!