Though the fabric description is labeled as lightweight, I think it is more mid weight which leads to bulkier look than the pattern actually calls for.
|Angel wings--year of the sleeve|
The back is too full in the upper back area; I think you can see this in the side view more. I made my usual 5/8 swayback adjustment but did not make an upper small back adjustment. I am going to undo the side seams in right under the arms and reduce the back width in that area and then restitch. I need the fullness at the hip area so will then ease back into the hip area as it is now.
The neckline casing was a pain in the butt. The instructions call for 1/2 inch elastic to be inserted into two parts of the casing. Should I make this again I would perhaps just use 3/4 inch elastic and have only one section to insert the elastic.
I started to shorten the length of the top and wish I had. I cut the fabric on a single layer so I could flip the pattern piece over and match up the embroidered edge.
This pattern has a lot of ease in it and I actually cut out and sewed an XS. Based on bust, waist and hip measurements, my usual medium would have had me way too much fabric.
All in all I am OK with the pattern. In reality I just don't wear this type of top much, I have been sewing and wearing knits for so long, that I forget how things may look in a woven. I think after I take out some of the fullness in the back and style it with longer pants/jeans, I think I will like it.
Next project-back to cold shoulder knit top using this pattern. I have seen several positive reviews for this pattern. I hope I have the same results.