Seamingly Smitten patterns are PDF patterns tailored for those of us who like to keep it sewing clothing frustration-free. Large color step-by-step photos and no complicated techniques or notions mean they're quick, enjoyable and give good results - even if you're new to sewing.
And it was SO worth it. This pattern had a straightforward design so the seams were easy to do and it gave a great trick for easily finishing the neckline, which I also used to do the sleeves and hem. I used some colorful vintage plaid fabric that had a very fluid, drape-y hand. Putting it together was surprisingly quick and I was so pleased with the results it actually made me want to get more silky fabric to make a few more Julia Tops!
Being petite, I also liked that it included options for petite, regular and tall. It really makes it easier to get an ideal fit no matter what your body type. And it also means you know exactly how much fabric to use (no overbuying or running short). I wanted mine to be a bit longer, so I left the hem length regular even though everything else was petite. It's perfect for dressing up jeans and corduroys (my usual Fall wardrobe), but is still comfy to wear.
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I received compensation for this post. The opinions are completely my own, based on my honest experience with the item reviewed.