Pattern: Adele Boatneck
Designer: Sinclair Patterns
Fabrics: Sew Unique Fabrics
Measurements: Bust: 44″; Waist 39″; Hips 48″
Size made: US18
Adjustments: None
Pros: I really love the details on this one, it’s a fun pattern to make
Cons: No real cons, I just wish I had sized out at my hips as its a bit tight over my tum and bum.


The Wrap Up:

This was the first time I made the Adele Boatneck and I was really happy with the result. I really liked the details on the shoulders as well as the sleeve options and peplum version. As soon as I saw the fabric I used on this one, I knew I wanted to make the boatneck and I was not disappointed. I think it worked so well with this pattern.

I made the US size 18 which was great for the top half but I should have graded out more in the waist as it was a little tight over my waist and bum. Other than that though, the fit was great. I liked the way the neckline came together though I did it as a band and not as a binding. Even with the band though it is such a clean look and sits beautifully on the neckline giving that high boat look.

The other detail I liked is the seperate lower piece, giving it a kind of faux layered look. It helps to be able to use shorter cuts of fabrics on the top piece, which is great for if you have limited amounts. While the sleeve cuffs are not a style I would normally go for, and I might not do again, I am still glad I tried them.

So all in all I am very pleased with how this one came together and I would happily make it again.

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