Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Simplicity 2599

Description : Misses Tops With Trim Variation: Separate Patterns For B,C,D Cup Sizes

Pattern sizing : 4 to 20

Thoughts on pattern: My finished garment did look very much like the envelope, the instructions are good and easy to follow. 

What did I like: I liked the ruffle neckline, the various views and the best thing is the B,C, and D cup option

Fabric: Lightweight lawn

Pattern alterations: My main design change was due to my fabric. The lawn was very thin and I knew if I made it with one layer, then a camisole would be necessary. I didn't want to wear a camisole, so I cut two layers of lawn for the front and back and used one as a lining.

I sewed the darts, shoulder seams and side seams. Then I matched the necklines and sewed the two garments together. This elimated the need for a facing and solved my problem wiht the thin fabric. I then followed the pattern instructions for the armhole fachings and the ruffle. For the elastic casing, I pinned the two layers tother, measured and marked the casing. Sewing through the two layers, leaving an opening to insert the elastic. The final step was to hem the garment, I turned up the bottom edges of each layer 1/2" and sewed the bottom closed, creating a nice hem and finish.
Conclusion: I will probably sew it again, great layering top and I think a nice woven with a bit of lycra would be perfect for this top. This is a nice, new garment for my closet, to help with the last month or two of summer days.  After a while you just need something new and different to wear, right?






I probably will wear it with a cardigan for work.

16 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity of this design. The colour is nice too.

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  2. I have got this pattern and keep meaning to make it. Your version looks so fresh and lovely - the colour is very pretty. Great idea to use two layers of fabric - cotton lawn is a very nice fabric but sometimes can be rather sheer, so this is a very clever way of using it.

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  3. Cute top and like the doubling of the fabric for the lining.

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  4. Cute top. And wouldn't ya know.... I have a ruffle top on my sewing table, too! Different pattern but same concept.

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  5. You know I don't normally like these little frou-frou things, but I love this pattern. Thanks for doing the review and showing the finished top, cause that's what really shows this pattern for what it is.

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  6. Cute top. I like the fun neckline and the double layer idea. It looks light and comfortable and chic.

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  7. Another very pretty summer top! Great sewing as usual.

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  8. I sure like that. I went shopping with my mom yesterday and there are ruffles everywhere at the mall. You're right on trend. Great idea with the double layers too!

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  9. I would have never bought the pattern just by looking at the cover. Your finished top has swayed me to purchase it. Your top is lovely.

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  10. Looks like a beautiful summer top!

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  11. That's a very cute little blouse. Love the ruffle!

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  12. Love it! It's a great soft blue... very nice!

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  13. Love what you did with this top. I made this top with out the casing and still have not worn it. My fabric was a little stiff so your choice was a better one for more drape.

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  14. That's a beautiful top, thanks for reviewing this pattern!

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