* I was sent this kit at no cost from Forest & Thread, for the purpose of review. I am very happy to share my own thoughts and experience with you, and the links included in this post are just to help you find things- no affiliation with them. :)*
This pattern is available seperately from the sewing kit as well, so I will review them seperately.
Pattern description (from the designer): Slim at the bust and extra wide at the hem, this little number has an undenialbly beautiful construction. A classy keyhole opening allows for a comfortably clost fit crew neck and princess seams offer some elongating vertical action to this beginner-level design kit.
My first thoughts: 1960’s trapeze dress. Glam and geometric. Cool. Simple.
Size Range: Bust 32″ B cup to 57.5″ D cup
I made a size 2, and did not do a bust adjustment. Even though I was well-informed by the instruction booklet, and I knew my own current measurents. Don’t be like me. I should have sized up to fit the full bust chart measurement. My top is super cute, but its pulling across the bust if I stand up straight, and woud be cutest if it just skimmed. I am here to help you succeed….
Things I liked: The unique shape of the neck and armholes, and the new-to-me finishing construction method.
Things I didn’t: My own propensity to not read instructions :D.
Conclusion: All beginners and Intermediates can enjoy this top! It is simple enough to really sink your teeth into the slower methods, and create something to be very proud of.
Now the kit! I really love the whole thing. I feel like a kid opening up the bag, with the confetti-like F&T motif leaping out and saying “Here’s all you need, and some cute extras!” But really, this would make the BEST gift. My favorite part of the kits available are OPTIONS. SO MANY OPTIONS. You need to see the fabrics (especially the exclusive F&T designs). I chose the Nestable Organic Cotton in Springtime Midnight, with rainbow grosgrain trim. The kit includes the paper pattern, instruction booklet, thread, buttons, and 2 labels!
It’s a party. A sewing party. You can find the kits and patterns available here.