Sunday, July 10, 2011

Simplicity 2599 - White Knit

This pattern is a Best of 2010 on Pattern Review and I can see why, it is very versatile
I made this in August 2010 and here is the review and the original blog post

I was Cabi-inspired again with this white top:

Photo from Cabi Canary

I called my friend, Anne at Needle Nook Fabric and asked her for a white knit, something substantial, so I could wear it alone if needed.  She had just the fabric and by the time we finished talking, I had a nice box coming my way (you know, I like my knit fabric)

Since this Simplicity pattern is for a woven, I had to make some adjustments
  1. I folded out the dart on the pattern
  2. cut it a bit smaller in waist and hips
  3. added some length (not due to the knit but felt my first top needed some length)
  4. Cut the back on the center fold, I did not need the keyhole opening for a knit
I used the ruffles from view D first.  When I cut these the first time (crosswise) the knit kept wanting to curl on the bottom of the ruffles.  I didn't need to worry about the stretch on the ruffles, so I cut these lengthwise.  This solved the curling problem and only if you are very close to the garment can you tell the difference. 

Next came the neck ruffle from View E and then a bit of finishing.

I wore it to work like this:
but soon wore it like this at work, just too hot in the building

I cropped a photo of the ruffles, the details can be seen a bit better.  Clarity isn't the best


  1. I just cut this out today. I hope mine is as cute!

    Lynda in LV

  2. Rachelle12:18 AM

    Another lovely top; I enjoy your blog, thanks :-)

  3. Love it! I wore my ruffled tops a lot last summer/spring. I think a white version may be just the thing for this summer. Thanks for the inspiration. I already have a TNT pattern too using the ruffles from this pattern.

  4. Anonymous4:23 AM

    I love how you used both the neck and front ruffles on this. I would never thought to do this. It looks great. Thanks for the inpsiration!

  5. Pretty top and it screams comfortably cool.

  6. Ruffles are so "in". Nothing better than a white top. It looks great with your jeans!

  7. Love the top. I already have my fabric and pattern ready to go to make a white top!! Mine is a woven. I will give a knit a try next time. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Yum, I love this. Must make note to buy this pattern

  9. You can't have too many white tops. I love the ruffles on this one!

  10. Lori, it's the perfect summer knit top! I really like ruffles and these look lovely on you. I didn't know you could call Ann and order fabrics - or does she only do that for you? The knit top I just finished was with a knit I purchased from her at the bra class - one of the best knits I've worked with in a long time.

  11. Love this. Ditto on the use of both ruffles. I think it looks so rich.

  12. Really cute! All of the ruffles? Perfect!

  13. You've been very productive of late. Love the versatility that this top offers.

  14. Great top. It just says "summer". I love the Cabi site for inspiration. I have been visiting it ever since you mentioned it in your podcast. Thank you!