Sunday, January 15, 2012

Simplicity 2283

Description: Misses top with front shoulder yoke and neckline variations: cowl or pleated. Choice of sleeveless, long sleeves with pleated sleeve cap, or vertically pleated cap sleeve

Sizes:6 to 22

Fabric: Rayon-lycra knit purchased from a Fabric Warehouse. 

Likes/Dislikes:  Well, if you have followed my blog, I am into the cowl necklines.  I also liked the neckline shape, a bit different but still covers the bra straps. The drape of the neckline ( I made the cowl neckline)
A dislike is the pleated sleeves (so I omitted)

Instructions:  Very good, easy to follow especially the yoke front (illustrations most helpful on the pattern insturctions)

Changes:  Added length about 1", used the sleeve pattern from another Simplicity knit top so I didn't have the pleated sleeves.  I didn't particularly like the look of the pleated sleeve and didn't want to take that much time.

Conclusion:  A great new top, very comfortable, stylish and looks pretty good.  I had made this for Erin but when I tried it on, decided to keep for myself! 

excuse the big hair - wind coming from my back and made my hair bigger and fluffier than normal


  1. Nice top Lori. I like it in the stripe, and good call on the sleeves. :)

  2. Cute as can be! And warm enough outside to go coatless!

  3. The neckline is very flattering. I'm going to have a closer look at this patter!

  4. great basic....and you know stripes are hot for Spring! Cute!

  5. I like the choice of the stripes for this one! I hadn't bought this pattern yet because I thought the sleeves were too fussy for a knit. Never thought about replacing them with another sleeve pattern! Great top- and isn't it great that we can take pictures outside in January??

  6. Love the stripes!

  7. Your blog wasn't letting me leave comments - but I fooled it this time!
    Wonderful top. You must be the queen of knit tops. You pop the out so fast, so well!

  8. Another great top. But I wouldn't expect anything less from you Lori!