Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Simplicity 2369

Pattern Description - Misses' Knit dress in two lengths or tunic and pants.

Sizes: 8 to 24

Instructions: The instructions are easy to follow, be careful on cutting out the left and right side fronts. The illustrations in the pattern directions show the fronts differently a couple of times. 
Facing is cut for the front, I took several inches out of the facing.  This so the wrap would pull to my body and not gap.  Several options with the sleeves, as per Sharon M's review I decided not to go with the longer full sleeves.  I wanted that length, work is chilly most of the time, so I added the sleeve band.  I cut the sleeve band with the stretch, I wanted that stretch for movement.  The grainline shows parellel to the selvedge, so no stretch. 

Changes:  Most were mentioned above in the instructions.  You could change the length of the ties so you only have a knot instead of a bow.

Likes and Dislikes:  I always like a new wrap top, this one is great that it is more of a faux wrap:

Sewn together at the side seams.

I would like to make the dress, if I can find the right fabric.

Fabric:  A rayon knit from Denver Fabrics.  I had ordered several knits but only kept this one, the others were very thin and not so good.

Conclusion:  A great pattern for summer.

This is piece number #3 left from stash.  Only one more to go. 

I was suppose to meet Gwen at Joann's yesterday but was not able to do that.


  1. Nice wrap top. Polka dots are here everywhere. Must make up mine while the trend is hot.

  2. So cute - I'm a sucker for wrap tops too. BTW, color me green with envy, I wish I only had a few pieces left in my stash.

  3. Darling top. I am jealous you are using your stash!

  4. Very, very nice!!

  5. Cute top, I like the polka dot fabric for this.

  6. I just added this pattern to my queue yesterday! You did a lovely job with it.

  7. Gorgeous top. I love the polka dot fabric and the sleeve bands look really nice.

  8. Cute top. I put the fabric in my cart but ended up tossing it, not I wish I would have kept it in the cart.

  9. That is just cute as can be! Love it!

  10. I had this pattern in my hand over the weekend and PUT IT BACK! After seeing how nice yours is, I regret that move! It looks great.