No one -- let me reemphasize -- NO ONE -- has sewn this and posted a review on patternreview.com, nor has anyone seemed to have sewn this and reviewed it on their personal blog. Add to that a very odd little pattern quirk: there are no garment measurements anywhere, not on the pattern envelope, not on the pattern pieces. I went into this kind of in the dark. I know you must be saying to me, out loud, in front of your computer, "Antoinette, it's a sack. You don't need to measure a sack. It will look like a sack no matter what the measurements."
The smallest size is a 6, so I sewed a 6. It went together very quickly, probably less than four hours to cut and sew. (Yes, I hear you now, saying, "That is a very long time to assemble a sack.")
And here's the verdict: It's a sack! Let me just say that I can handle the maternity-ness of the front. I like the cowl-y bias-cut front, which I've never worn before. It is so comfortable that I put it on to check fit or take a picture, and I really don't want to take it off. As far as sacks go, and I have my share of sacks in the closet, I kind of like this one, at least from the front!
But the back is just too much. Too much ease, too much fabric. Can you see it in the pictures? Not flattering. I have lost that sense of how to take it from what it is now to what I think it should look like. Luckily, I have a few more weeks to sort it out, and I am seeing my sewing guru, Shauna, tomorrow. I am bringing this garment.
Any guess on the Halloween costume???