Eileen has finished her 1st BWOF pattern and she loves it. Here is her review. Click here to view pattern.
Prewash: Wash in hot water; dry on perma press cycle
Notions: Thread, size 90 universal needle, Fusi-Knit interfacing, 13 buttons, straight stitch foot, tailor board
Alterations: This pattern is a petite size. I used a size 21 which is the same as 42 in women’s sizes. The petite size worked out great for me because I’m short waisted. I added 1/2″ to the side seams but next time I will add to the center front where I need it. I also took in through the princess seam for the upper chest and lowered the shoulder slope 1/4″.
Constructions Details: I used a printed fabric for the under collar
front shield and the binding under the arm. The tailor board was great for pressing all corners and curves. I tried using Armo Weft interfacing but it would not adhere to the fabric. The Fusi-Knit worked like a charm. I put the iron on a medium setting to fuse in place.
Two details I want to mention are the bellow pockets
The bellow pockets are extra thick at the top.