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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NL 0915/6230

I've been so busy lately with work and family things that I've barely had any time to sew.  The down time I have had has been tied up pouring over all of the fantastic creations people are posting over at Mimi G's new Facebook sewing group Make it, Mix it, Rock it!.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you really should the members are super friendly and helpful and the moderator *yours truly* is pretty cool too.

I bought this pattern to make a different version of this shirt with a sequined front but since I was having such a hard time deciding on what color to make it I decided to crank this one out, especially after seeing Adrienne's version here.

This shirt works up super fast.  Because sometimes I have no sense, I started cutting the pattern pieces out at about midnight and by 2:30 a.m. I had a complete shirt that just needed to be hemmed.  The neck band looks a little wonky in the pics because I didn't do a final press.  I had to work the next day and needed to go to bed.  I haven't figured out how I'm going to launder this yet, but who can be bothered with such details when one is creating?

Pattern Description: Knit baseball shirt has feminine fit, can be made with banded round or V-neck & 3/4 or long sleeves.

Pattern Sizing: 4-16. I had to make a few adjustments to this pattern as with the smaller sizes, my regular FBA just wasn't going to cut it.  The shirt is also close fitting.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Definitely

Were the instructions easy to follow? They are SUPER easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style of this shirt but I don't understand why New Look/Simplicity wouldn't have made this pattern in larger sizes since this style of shirt looks great on just about everyone.

Fabric Used: A super supple faux leather from on the front and ponte knit on the back and sleeves.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I essentially had to redraft the front and back pieces, careful to keep the same lines so that the raglan sleeves and neck back would line up properly.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this shirt to others if they fall within the original pattern sizing and/or know how to alter patterns.  I will probably make this at least one more time.

Conclusion: Cute, easy and great for beginners.


  1. Nice job, I too have some faux leather and wondering how I will wash this.

  2. This is really nice! I can't believe you were up til 2:30 am on a work night!

    1. I've gotten much better 3am used to be my regular bedtime. Granted I don't start until 10am but still.

  3. great top. I had invisioned a top like this with the same fabrication, you beat me to it,LOL

  4. This is a cute top. I love the raglan sleeves. I have never noticed this pattern before I have to pick this one up.

  5. I love this pattern and was wondering how it would work up. Thanks for leading the way and making a fabulous top! Just love this!!!