Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pattern Review: Carousel Top knit shirt

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Ahh, summer.  A time for tee shirts and shorts.  Tees can be oh so practical but it is also nice to make ones that have some special details that set them apart.  Today I am reviewing a tee that has some simple but lovely feminine details for your basic tee shirt that your tween can live and play in.

Name of the pattern:  The top is the Carousel Knit Shirt. 

The pattern features:
  • Gathered neckline
  • keyhole back
  • button closure option
  • Gathered, set forward shoulder seams
  • gathered short sleeves
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Pattern Source:  It is designed by Andrea Pannell for Go To Patterns.

Sizes available:  It comes in sizes 12 months to 12 years.

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She chose to wear a cami under the shirt and you can see it a bit in the key hole

Special materials required:  The top is designed for knits, and so that is a must.  But the key hole has two options; one with the key hole closed, and one with a button closure.  If you choose the button, you will need a button.

Skill level required:  Andrea labels this pattern as a Beginner and I totally agree.  Her directions are clear and the details are nice but not at all complicated.

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How you came to choose the pattern:

I do not have enough time to sew all of Abi's summer wardrobe so I decided to make just a couple cute pieces.  I was brainstorming options and that is when remembered this top.  I had sewn it in the past and liked it. 

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Good:  It is a lovely tee shirt with sweet details that do not take a lot of extra time.

Bad:  I have nothing bad to say.  The pattern is clear and the top is cute and it has a pretty timeless design.

Overall pattern rating:  I give this pattern 5 bolts!  

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