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4/04/2009

A Super-Fantastic Pattern!

HotPatterns SuperFantastic Shirt_blog

Pattern Description:

"The Plain and Simple SuperFantastic Shirt", HotPatterns #1029

This style from HotPatterns is a relaxed-fit Shirt that has a classic yoke, slightly dropped shoulders and long sleeves with cuff and placket. The Shirt features a front half placket and pleat, and finishes at the lower hip with a curved shirt tail. You can choose the classic shirt collar and stand, or use the stand by itself for a funky Nehru collar.

Pattern Sizing:

Multisize 6-26




Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes...Though basic, the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. You need to cut the across the top of one of the pattern sheets to separate the instructions from the main page, but it does not in any way interfere with the pattern pieces. In fact, I found it quite handy to have them available this way.


What did I particularly like about the pattern?

I really like this style and will be making it again in a few different fabrics with different collars and sleeve lengths. It is a wonderful wardrobe-building shirt that has a nice feminine drape because of bust darts, subtle side-seam shaping, and the lovely way the placket forms a body-skimming front pleat.

Fabric Used:
Very fine and delicate Swiss cotton shirting


Pattern Alterations or any design changes made:

I needed to make all my usual alterations because I am petite...barely 5' tall. I raised the darts, shortened the torso a little bit but left it at Tunic length, and shortened the sleeves.

Would I sew it again?

I will indeed sew it again... I
am especially looking forward to making this style with washed Silk Dupionni .

Conclusion:

This is a lovely modern and feminine shirt that is easy to sew, and is very figure-flattering. A nice bonus are the 3 videos about this style that the pattern designer made. They can be found on YouTube.com


YouTube Links For the SuperFantastic Shirt:


SuperFantastic Shirt, Part 1
SuperFantasticShirt, Part 2
SuperFantastic Shirt, Part 3



SEWING NOTES: Fabric from stash, Pro-Woven Fusible Interfacing and Buttons from ~Fashion Sewing Supply~

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15 Comments:

Blogger Vicki W said...

The bluose is beautiful!

7:05 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Beautiful blouse.

8:58 PM  
Blogger gwensews said...

Very pretty as always. I notice you like Hot Patterns. I do too. Keep them coming!

9:16 PM  
Blogger Sigrid said...

Lovely.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

What a great classic blouse!

8:02 AM  
Blogger mermaids said...

gorgeous! how is the fit on hot patterns? i always thought they would be too big for me since the smallest size is a 6.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Such a nice shirt. Lovely work, Pam.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Pamela Erny said...

Teri....I find the fit fine for me, though I have to make my usual pattern adjustments for my height (as noted in the blog post).

However, their smallest size is 6.
Here are some of the measurements of the size 6--

Bust= 32
UnderBust= 26
Hip= 34
Waist= 24
Shoulder length= 4.625
Back Shoulder width= 14.75

At my current weight (bloated from medication), I made this shirt in a size 10 for myself, and had to take it in a little bit because the fit is relaxed with this style. Usually I make a size 8 in HotPatterns...my normal RTW size is 2-6 (depending on the manufacturer's vanity sizing, LOL).

I have made a couple of HotPatterns' styles in a size 6 for one of my stepdaughters who is 5'5" tall and a size 2 in RTW...that needed minimal alterations.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Sew Lind said...

Hi Pam, thanks for sharing a review of this pattern, I hadn't even heard of the company before now. Love the Nehru collar and the placket. All the best. Linda

8:02 AM  
Blogger Summerset said...

Excellent! Simple, yet interesting.

7:40 PM  
Blogger Tany said...

It looks fantastic! I love it!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this pattern! Must add it to my HP shopping list.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Beautiful shirt.
I watched the videos, great tips on constructing this shirt!

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Kisha said...

Your shirt is GORGEOUS! Question, did your pattern draft have the bust dart lines missing? I'm working on a muslin right now and I'm thinking something may be slightly off with the run that I have (purchased through fabric.com) due to some fitting issues with the back yoke/shoulder seam.

11:09 PM  
Blogger Pamela Erny said...

Hi Kisha, and thanks for your nice comment!

The bust darts on my pattern were there, printed clearly.

I am sure that if you send an email to customer service @fabric.com
they will probably send you a new pattern since yours is defective...they seem to be really good about returns/exchanges.

8:11 AM  

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