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I am so excited to be sharing my first pattern review during this month of Self Care Sewing. I hope you don't get tired of seeing me too soon, because I have quite a few more reviews in store!!!
Today I am sharing with you the Rose T-Shirt by our affiliate, and one of my favorite designers, Blank Slate Patterns. Melissa, of Blank Slate Patterns, first caught my eye with her boys patterns and amazing tutorials - I can't believe I waited this long to try out her first women's pattern.
The Rose Pattern is a slightly loose fitting knit top with a gorgeous decorative neckline that can feature your favorite woven fabric. If you are a fluffy/ruben-esque/lusciously curvy girl like me, this style is incredibly flattering and easy to wear. The eye is drawn up to the face with the neck detailing and the fit and length (I chose the long length) hide those troublesome bits. I am a solid full on 14 (which means if I went to the store to buy new pants I might need to get a 16, but I refuse to buy new pants and stick with my stretched out size 14's) and wear between a L and XL top. I cut the XL for this top because I was working with a sheerer knit and wanted more of a loose tunic to pair with leggings. I really like the way it fits and looks on me, and I love the little flecks of color shot through the grey fabric (it was also dropped off free on my doorstep by a friend, there is nothing better than free new top!)
- pattern is available in an XS-XL
- Pattern prints out on 12 B&W pages that are easy to assemble and clearly marked for cutting
- Clear instructions are included with detailed photos to help with construction
- A fairly quick sew!
- Options of Sleeveless, short, 3/4, or long sleeves
- Option of regular or long length
- Clear measuring guide and fabric requirements included
The only time consuming part of this pattern is piecing the front yoke - but you end up with a beautifully finished interior since the yoke is lined. Make sure to go slow and use your iron and you will love the finished results. And we aren't talking 'surgically' intricate - we're talking just slightly more involved than the basic knit T.
Once your yoke is assembled, and you attach the gathered front piece - the rest of the construction FLIES!!! I used a serger, but there are also instructions for a regular sewing machine. I finished my hems with a zig zag stitch - I trade off between zig zag and a double needle depending on how lazy I am being, but both work really well ;o)
I am so happy to add this top to my wardrobe - and I wore it to church and got so many compliments!
Have you made a Rose T-Shirt??? Make sure to link it up in our Build A Better Wardrobe Link Up Party (there are prizes)!!! And come back next week to see a tutorial for how to mix up your Rose T for a completely different look.