Pattern Description: T-shirt with "clever gathers and mock wrap over front." I don't think it looks like even a "mock wrap," but I'll agree on the gathers.
Pattern Sizing: 34-42. I made my standard BWOF 38.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Surprisingly so for BWOF. The pattern was also pretty intuitive, so I just checked in with them every so often to make sure I wasn't lost.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't give this pattern a second glance in the magazine - the description sounded interesting but the photograph really didn't show any of the details. I decided to give it a shot because of the drawing, and then before I'd even gotten mine cut out the reviews started appearing on PR and I knew I'd made the right choice.
Fabric Used: Poly lycra jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics called "Me and my Medallions." Yummy, and the perfect weight - the really lightweight jerseys get sucked into my sewing machine and sometimes fight back when I use the double needle, but this was not only gorgeous but cooperative.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: None, really. Like Gelbean, I didn't like the facings, but I think I finally got them to stay put. There's always topstitching, which may happen in the end. I was planning on making this as a sleeveless top, and I saved cutting the sleeves for last, but it turned out I had enough fabric for sleeves after all. In my air-conditioned office, that's probably a plus.
It went together really easily - sometimes BWOF patterns have a little too much personality of their own but this really wanted to be sewn up. Also, lots of BWOF tops lately have been too short, but this one was a great length and I didn't need to add to it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely make another one of these, maybe in a solid color. The top has nice details, and the gathers on the sides are flattering - and fairly concealing.
Conclusion: A quick and easy top that doesn't look particularly quick or easy.