Billie in sweatshirting fabric
A review of Billie Sweatshirt and Dress
I immediately liked the pattern when it came out, so I bought some nice pink midweight sweatshirting fabric. Sadly, I encountered big problems:
-the sizing: it says in the description that it’s not tight fitting, but to be frank, it’s oversized. I know my measurements correspond with the sizing of this company and they normally work perfectly for me. This time it’s far too big. So I recommend sizing down at least one size.
-size of neckband: I think the pattern pieces for neckband, cuffs and waistband are meant for ribbing and not the sweatshirting I used, which resulted in the neckband being to short and the cuffs too big. However, the instructions state clearly to check the percentage of elasticity of your fabric for this. So I recommend paying attention to this and maybe use a nice ribbing 😉
I still really like the pattern and may one day find the nerves to finish it. I’m usually very happy with patterns of this company. The instructions are great.