Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Simplicity 2584 Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Misses Dress, Tunic and Headband Cynthia Rowley Collection

Size: 4 to 20

Instructions:  They were pretty good for the most part.  The instructions did have you sew shoulder and side seams first, then you are to sew the neckline and facing.  Thanks to Eugenia version and her blog review, I knew about this order, so I sewed the shoulder seams and then did the sewing of the neckline and the facing. After that the instructions were fine and this is an easy garment to sew

Likes and dislikes: A tunic with minimal ease plus many variations for making this pattern several times and always having a different looking garment.

Changes:  I made view A's neckline, the basic slit.  I thought the more intricate facings would get lost with my polka dot fabric.  I like the tie from view A and instead of marking it on my pattern, I constructed the entire garment, except for hem and then tried it on.  I wanted to mark the spot for the casing, that way I could get what would look best on me.

Deep neckline plunge warning!  I should have shortened that slit by at least 2" but I totally forgot.  I made sleeveless for a cooler garment for these hot summer days.  The last thing I wanted was to wear a cami under this top.  I had a RTW white top which fits poorly, I took that from the closet and cut a piece from the bottom.  I used this for an inset, the top of this inset is the hem of the old shirt, no need to hem the inset.

The zipper could be optional, depending on your neckline and if your fabric has much stretch.  I wasn't sure my fabric had enough stretch and I only had an 8" invisible zipper, so that is what I used.

Fabric: Navy Stretch poplin from Fashionista Fabric it is lightweight and feels incredible.

Conclusion: Great tunic.  I am happy I included the casing and the belt, this style suits me better.


12 comments:

  1. I love your blouse. I think I'll put it on my list of things to get this weekend at Hancock Fabrics They're having a Simplicity sale right now. Great job!

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  2. This is an interesting take on this pattern.

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  3. I just posted this pattern on my blog. I love it as a tunic esp. in the dot print!

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  4. I love this as a tunic! very cute!

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  5. cute top. might have to try this one. yes, that neckline is quite plunging. can you imagine if that model bends over?!?!

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  6. That's a terrific blouse. I would love to see it with white pants. Very smashing!

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  7. Hi Lori - thanks so much for the mention. I LOVE your version of this great pattern. Your navy and white fabric is very chic and I very much like the drawstring waist. You've got me wanting to make this pattern again!

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  8. I really like this version with the belt. I think it will be much more flattering on. So inspiring, thanks!

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  9. Lovely blouse, I wouldn't have matched your version with the pattern. I like your version better than the pattern drawings.

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  10. Cute summer tunic.I was not sure if a tunic would fit my shape, but after seeing yours, I am getting the pattern!

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  11. Pretty... pretty and I like your version better. I have that pattern but once I got home with it, I wasn't inspired until now.

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  12. Great top! I love how you made it for you.

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