Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Simplicity 2892

Pattern Review

Pattern: Simplicity 2892
Description: Misses’ Tops with neckline variations and tie belt.

Sizing: 6 to 14, I made a 10. This might have been a bit too small for a woven, but I like the look of this size, not too full. I went by the finished pattern measurements and it fits fine, the only trouble I have is getting it off!

Instructions: Fantastic, superb. I noticed with this pattern Simplicity has added extra instructions. Take this for instance, “Turn lining to the INSIDE. You will notice that the lining is shorter than the sleeve. The pattern is made way so that the sleeve will hold its “puffed” shape.” I think that is very valuable information, otherwise, you might be under the impression a mistake was made. Here is a close-up of the sleeve interior, poor picture but it shows the

Likes/Dislikes: I like the shape and style. It is a loose top but not too loose, does that make sense? I really like View E, that is on my evergrowing list. I like my button on the back. If you are a regular reader to my blog, you know I have trouble choosing buttons. I bought these buttons at Hancock’s at the same time as I purchased this fabric, thinking I would make a blouse and would need buttons.

Changes: I added 2 “ to the length of the garment. That was the only change. If you made this from a knit, you could eliminate the back opening.

Fabric: A cotton blend from Hancock’s and it gives the appearance of dupioni.

Conclusion: A pretty blouse with a great neckline and fun sleeves.

Here is a picture from my front porch, this shows the color most accurately.

This pictures shows the details.

Back view:

Garden pictures. Hollyhocks.

Asiatic lillies and bee balm

More lillies. I love these flowers but they only last such a short time.

Another view:

I just planted this Gerber Daisy, these flowers were in my bridal bouquets almost 25 years ago (pink and white ones)


  1. Very cute top and the flowers are lovely!

  2. Love the top! Your flowers are beautiful!

  3. Anonymous4:17 PM

    oh lori,,,,,,
    I was going to make this in silk charmeuse and changed my mind because I decided to add 06-2008-107 to my plan, its good to see it in green, sewn up, because that is the color I wanted also.
    very very cute

  4. Those sleeves are such a lovely detail. Great top.
    And I do enjoy your flower pictures so much. June really is the best season, isn't it?

  5. i envy your garden. i have a black thumb. :(


  6. Pretty top in a summery colour. I like crushed cotton/nylon fabrics. So easy to sew, and wash & wear.

  7. Great blouse - now I'm wishing that I bought this during the recent Simplicity sale!

  8. Very pretty, both the blouse and the flowers.

  9. I love this top! I fell in love with your red blouse as well, so much so that I went out and bought the pattern. I think you have enabled me to buy this one also! Your flowers are lovely!

  10. Terrific Blouse the style and color!

  11. Anonymous8:15 AM

    I love your new top and the flowers, too!

  12. This top and the next one are both great! And the flowers are sooo pretty.

  13. Gorgeous! I love this pattern!