Leimomi of The Dreamstress, one of my favorite sewing/historical fashion blogs, recently made a call for pattern testers for her pattern line, Scroop Patterns. I jumped at the chance to join the rolls of potential pattern testers.
It didn't take long, and there was a pattern to test! The Miramar top/tunic/dress pattern is for four way stretch knits. I have never made anything with knits before, so I was eager to take a stab at it. The top is only three pieces and went together very quickly. With a little practice, I am sure I can whip these up in no time!
The fabric requirement is also very enticing. Since most knits are wide fabrics, it takes less than a yard to whip up one of these delightful tops. They definitely take a plain t-shirt and put it to shame!
Leimomi is very clear that the top is meant to be snug, and recommends going up a size for those that prefer a looser fit, (which I did.) Being short, I probably should have shortened the waist length, but I didn't bother this time, although next time I use the pattern I will.
I had relatively few problems with the pattern all considering this is a test pattern. Leimomi does a really good job of preparing her patterns for testing. Once some directions were clarified, the only "problem" I noticed was that a notch was slightly off in alignment, and that could have been a user error in assembling the pattern since this is a PDF pattern with options to either print at home or at a print shop. But all these "issues" will be fixed in the final pattern.
P.S. My shirt is really black, and my hair is not that red brown. Some reason the camera wouldn't get the colors right.
P.P.S. I obviously received this pattern for free in exchange for my feedback, but I must say that I highly recommend the pattern, and you shouldn't have any issues with the pattern.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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