I had the opportunity to test the newest pattern by Filles a Maman - Extraordinary Girl - which is an update to her Julia Sweater pattern. It goes from 12 months up to 14 years, so a huge size range for the price. It only took me 1 1/2 hours from cutting the pattern out to finishing the last stitch. I love the itty bitty pocket in the front. And the color blocking on the front helps to break the shirt up and not be just a regular t-shirt. I also like the look of the overlapping collar. Some testers used a different color for the back, and when it overlapped to the front it looked really neat.
The fit was pretty spot on with her measurements. I made a straight 7 for her (she usually wears a 7/8 in RTW clothing). She ended up wearing it all day and said how "comfy" it was when she put it on. The sleeves fit her well, but I believe Mel (the designer) was going to make them a smidge longer.
Another thing I love is the longer hem in the back, although it's kind of hard to see in this picture though. This seems to be a more popular hemline lately, and I hope it stays around. It's really cute and makes it more feminine looking. One of the testers just cut straight across (although there is no cutting line to do that, she just winged it) and made a shirt for her son. It turned out really cute!
Currently, the top is on sale for an introductory price of $6.95. After that, it will go up to the regular price of $9.
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