A Review of The updated Rave Shirt Set Pdf Pattern from George + Ginger Patterns.
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... packed full of options! With scoop, square and angled necklines, short, 3/4 and long sleeves and a fun, banded crop version, sew the perfect top for your individual style with this super versatile pattern!
I chose to make the full length, long-sleeved angled neckline version. I've only done one V-neck previously (The Romy Set) but I wasn't 100% happy with the finish so I thought this would be a good opportunity to have another go at an angled neck. I revisited the YouTube video entitled "How to sew a perfect V neckline tutorial" by Ioana Dumitresc. She demonstrates how she sews guidelines where the neckband will line up with the V on the body and then uses wonder tape to position it before sewing in place. This worked well for me - I tried the method in the pdf pattern instructions first but couldn't get it to work. The wonder tape method may seem a little time consuming and tedious to some but it really gives a very neat finish.
Suggested fabric for the Rave Shirt Set is a 2-way or 4-way stretch knit with structure and good recovery, such as cotton spandex or cotton lycra. However, any knit fabric with at least 50% stretch will work. I was fortunate enough to have enough of this black sparkly stretch knit left over from a previous project. It was very easy to work with and feels soft on the skin.
I made size 14 and I'm really happy with the fit - the sleeves are quite long but I actually quite like them that way. This is a very versatile pattern and my version of the Rave Shirt goes particularly well with my Seether Skirt.
Final Thoughts: I enjoyed making the Rave Shirt and really want to make another one soon.