I really like this pattern. BUT!
The first one that I gave you a sneak peek of was not to be! The black knit was really not a good mix with the print knit but I kept going and then my serger ate a chunk of the sleeve and there was no way to selvage but to cut out another sleeve, BUT I was growing to hate the black fabric because it was not the quality I thought it would be. I ended up scraping this top.
I decided to use some knit fabrics I purchased from Sly Fox Fabrics, a solid aqua, and an aqua white stripe purchased in 2020. They both were ponte knits and had the appropriate stretch.
Having almost finished the first one I knew all the sewing steps making it a quick sew. After sewing the sleeves and side seams it was too close-fitting. I decided I could try to remove the side seam stitches and sew a 1/4 inch seam giving me a little extra width. BUT, in doing this I ended up somehow tearing a hole in the back piece. Not a small cut but a cut that one would see even if I used a fusible to patch.
At this point, I am taking a break from this pattern. I have a lot of the striped fabric left and only a small portion of the solid, yet not enough of the solid to remake. I will have to consider how I could use the remaining fabric as it is perfect for a spring/summer look.
I will come back to this pattern and have decided to use a larger size. At least with a larger size, you can take deeper seams!
What next? Not sure, need to get a better frame of mind before moving on.