3/17/2015

{Women's} Thumbs Up Tee by OUSM - review

Well, not only did I get to test the boys pattern by the same name, I also got to test the women's pattern.  Yay!!!  :)  I was in the first round testing, so she changed a few things for the final pattern.  She increased the length, so rather than it being a long tunic/mini dress, it is more of a dress length (as well as the normal shirt length option).  She also included the additional option of bands at the bottom and a banded short sleeve option as well, not to mention a turtleneck.

Let me tell you, those thumbholes are a lot easier the second time around when you know what you're doing, but you still need to mark your fabric otherwise it is easy to get confused.   While I love, love, love the thumb holes, I think I might have to make the short sleeve version because it turned out really cute on the testers!




I upcycled a maxi dress, so the fabric already had all that piecing (I did not do that because who has the time to fiddle with that?!).  After I made it all up and was sewing the last stitches, it dawned on me how much it looked like the one I made my son.  Thankfully he's okay being matchy-matchy and thought it was cool.  :)

Now, for being a dress, this was too short for my taste, so I'm glad she lengthened it!  Other than that, the fit was really near perfect.  Oh, and please look away from my imperfect neckline.  I screwed up when I was topstitching, so it puckered and I did not feel like unpicking a whole bunch of stitches.  I still wear it though.  :)  But when I wear it, I wear jeans under it.  I keep meaning to take the hem up a little so it's more of a tunic length, but haven't bothered to do that yet.
This is the way it gets worn now.  :)
Overall, it was a great testing experience, and I appreciate that Rachel didn't want to release it until it was perfect (which I definitely think it is now).  She has spent countless hours working on the pattern and actually listens to the feedback, which is huge in my book.  You can purchase the women's pattern here or go for the bundle of both the women's and kid's pattern.


We give it four thumbs up!  :)

My little photographer had to get in on the photos, too!  





2 comments:

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Angela,
We have a similar blog name and interests. I only have two grown men as a I SAHM too. We will have to get to know each other better.
I love the T-shirt dresses.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Angela,
We have a similar blog name and interests. I only have two grown men as a I SAHM too. We will have to get to know each other better.
I love the T-shirt dresses.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie