Saturday 13 October 2012

Angela Wolf ~ The Ruched~T

Angela Wolf Pattern Collection #AW1123 The Ruched-T
Pattern Description: This is a great style of top that will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe and is very EASY to sew! One pattern offers many designs options including:
 ~ 3 different collars offer 4 different looks
~ Sleeve options include short,three quarter,or long sleeve
~ 2 ruching options for the body

Pattern Sizing:
I made the X-Small.
I measured a RTW top that I have which fits well. The top is similar in style and fabric that I was using. I then measured the paper pattern... from these measurements I decided on the X-Small and the end result was a perfect fit....right out of the envelope. That does not happen to me often.

Angela Wolf  Ruched T ~ AW1123

Love the neckline.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I was very  pleased that it  actually did look like the pattern envelope picture.
I ruched both side seams and both sleeves. ( you have design options, a checklist, whether to ruche both sides or just one, sleeve lengths and collar designs)

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are in booklet format. They are very well written and so very easy to follow. The illustrations are also clear.
Angela has Designer Sewing tips through out the steps. There is also a place to write notes for any changes you may have made.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the ruching detail of this top and had seen pictures of Angela wearing it and it looked nice on her. I like that the neckline is not too low.
I also like that the pattern paper is thick and well marked.
Also with my order, I was impressed that Angela had written a note and had sent some twill tape, enough to make my top and a little left over. I thought that was a really nice touch :) It's nice to see what the Designer is using.

Fabric Used:
I used a stretch fabric I purchased from my local Fabricville, but I am not sure the content of the fabric.
Comparing it to other fabric I have, I think it may have rayon/lycra.
Whatever it is, it is a perfect plent for this pattern.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Ruching on sleeve and side seam
I made absolutely "no" alterations or design changes, and it fit beautifully!
It is very comfortable.
(My measurement for the sleeve, including ruching was
17 1/2".
My measurement for the side seam including ruching was
16 1/2")

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will definitely sew it again. I plan on making all the options of this top and  I highly recommend this pattern.

I am so pleased with this pattern. The fit is wonderful and I think once you've made all the options you could certainly create more design options using this pattern.