Ruffle Hem Knit Top in Organic Soy Knit
Pattern: Katherine Tilton for Vogue 8691 Ruffle Hem Top
Description: Semi-fitted tops A, B, C, D have scoop neckline, neckband, princess seams, shaped, ruffled hemline flounce and long sleeves, topstitching and raw edge hem finish.
Sizing: 8-14 (BB) or 16-22 (FF). Bonnie made this version in a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did look like the cover picture once it was all said and done!
Were the instructions easy to follow? In general the instructions were good, but they weren’t very clear in regards to the different flounce options.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Bonnie liked all the variations and possibilities of combining different knit fabrics and ruffle hems. It’s also a very comfortable shirt to wear and looks great on. She didn’t like the full cut of the pattern in the hip area, and felt that the sizing was inaccurate – she had to go down a size despite checking her measurements against the finished measurements on the pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Armhole alterations, took in the sleeves. According to her measurements, Bonnie is a size 14, but she ended up cutting down to a size 12.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Bonnie would sew it again, but would probably make the view without the zipper, and decrease the fullness at hip and hem area.
Conclusion: This is a cute and comfortable top that has a lot of room for creativity. Bonnie would add the disclaimer though that with the modifications she had to made (and the sometimes vague instructions), this is not an “easy” pattern as designated by Vogue!