Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simplicity 4020 for the Third Time

I can't find where I ever reviewed this top, so I will do it now.

Pattern Description: Misses knit top with two variations, blousy and an empire kimono crossover.
Sizes:4 to 20

Instructions:  Easy to follow and helpful in sewing the garment

Likes and Dislikes:  I like the variations, kimono styling and stylish look

Changes:  I added 3/4" to the bodice front and back on my third version.  My first two were not quite long enought.  I also added 2" to the length.  The first time I made this top from a wonderful sweater knit, I didn't add length and the top was short to begin with.  A trip through the dryer made it way too short.

Fabric:  First time a sweater knit, second time a pink/white lycra knit stripe from and the third time a very pretty jersey knit from Needle Nook Fabrics

Conclusion:  This pattern was voted ABest Pattern of 2007 and again in 2008 on Pattern Review.  I think it still looks stylish and fun. 

Third time:

Second time:

I can't find the picture of the third but I did find it on my blog, finally so here is the link to the third

And I did find where I originally reviewed it, mixed in one blogpost with several reviews.Here is it if you want to look at that, too.


  1. Lovely top and can see why it was voted best pattern. Cross over bodices are always flattering.

  2. I particularly like the grey striped one. I can see myself making this top.

  3. Cute tops. This is a favorite of mine too. I made the same view twice.

  4. I've seen this pattern made up before, I've always liked it. Your tops turned out terrific!