1716 is a PatternReview’s best pattern of the year, so I had high hopes for it. I combed through all the reviews and took note on sizing issues and tweaks such as choosing one size smaller than your actual measurements (I used sz 10), cutting the back on the fold (I eased the pattern piece 5/8 in off the fold of the fabric to account for seam allowance), and eliminated the “awkward” bust pleat in the armscye. All great tips btw.
The one advice I didn’t take was to eliminate the shoulder pleats and I’m glad because I love them!! Hope you can see them in the picture:
I don’t remember what kind of knit this is – this is what happens when I shop in store and forget to take a pic of the fabric description – but it’s super soft, a bit see-through and a slippery mess to work with. I also looked up how to deal with slippery fabrics/knits but thought I could get away without those tricks…
You can’t tell from this picture but the stitching around the armholes is very crooked. Basically, I like the pattern but chose the wrong fabric for my skill level. I put the project aside for now because I’m crossing my fingers I’ll figure something out for the armholes later. Any suggestions?