11/19/09

Month of Tops #2 w/ Simplicity 2850

Simplicity 2850: Misses knit dress, tunic & hat

View A:

I loooooooooooove this top, super comfortable and great for those overcast rainy days.  The garment went together so fast I had to double check to make sure I hadn't left out any pattern pieces.  I barely looked at the instructions after a quick review.   I went with View A - the dress, I didn't like the neckband application for View C and opted out of the pockets for View A.  The front and back was cut on the fold - immediately loving the pattern before I finished it.  The top has centered gathers at the neckline, which I ran a basting stitch between the notches and pulled closely and knotted.  The neckband was easy, cut one piece, sewed the ends together, folded in half with wrong sides together using no interfacing and with raw edges straight stitched to neckline.  However, I noticed dipping at the front of the neckline, but solved that issue by doing another straight stitch 1/2" from the first row of stitching.  The sleeves for this garment were voluminous and since the pattern was busy, I didn't think I needed voluminous sleeves.  I initially cut the size 14 at the sleeve cap and graded down to a size 10 for the remainder of the sleeves, but once I cut the fabric and fit it to my arm, there was still excess fabric and removed an additional 2" from the sleeves doing a broke-down pivot and cut move.  Although I straight stitched the neckband to the neckline as well as the sleeve seams, I thereafter serged them.  For the sleeve edges & the top hem, I did my usual - serged and folded to the inside and final straight stitched.

Did I tell you that I looooooooooove this top, the fit, the boldness and comfort.  You know what's going to happen next right.... Repeat.


18 comments:

Lori said...

That is a great top, wonderful fabric. This Simplicity top is one of my favorite patterns, too.

Sewtellme said...

I love your top. Great fabric choice!

SEWING SHAY said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the bold print.

cici said...

now we all looooove this top gorgeous fabric♥

NGLaLALa said...

Great top! Love the the print!

Aminat said...

Nice top, and lovely bold print...

Joyce in NC said...

Another great top. I love the print.

www.cing.blogspot.com said...

Love that fabric pattern. It has sort of a retro "60's look. That can be worn with so many things.

Faye Lewis said...

Gives mean idea for some knit fabrics that I don't know what to do with. I'm copying this one - hope you don't mind.

del said...

You should love it, it's fabulous! I love it, too, especially the bold colors.

Kathi said...

It looks AMAZING!!! The fabric is so pretty - loving those colors!

Sheila said...

Thank you.

@ Faye - definitely do it - its a great knit stash buster.

Opal said...

Another great top. I love the fabric and the style .

Tanya said...

LOVE that top. Where did you get the fabric? I WANT ONE!

Adrienne said...

That is a gorgeous print!

Gail said...

You should love it. Gorgeous print and the fit is great.

Monique said...

That is a beautiful choice in fabric you have there for your top!

alethia said...

Love your top. You did it again. Great bold fabric