7/30/14

Then & Now w/ Simplicity 1849

Simplicity 1849 is one of my all time TNT patterns.  It just works so well with my suits and pairs perfectly with orphans.  I have made half a dozen tops from the pattern .. so addictive... Review Here


 This time I went against the suggested fabric and used a sheer poly in seafoam.  Since the pattern calls for knit fabrics, I increased the size to work with the woven fabric.  Plain and simple I added 1" at the side seams and lengthen 1" and 3/8" for the armholes.  The overlay pieces were lengthen as well and cut on a diagonal.



All the seams were serged, as well as armholes and folded to the inside and final stitched.  For the neckline, I stay stitched and folded in twice and final stitched.  This garment for the most part was easy to construct, but ended up with some fiddly stitching and had to pull out my trusty seam ripper.  I believe I held my breath nearly the entire time that I was unpicking the stitches...lol  For the hemline, I used steam-a-seam, flipped to the inside and final stitched.

The top is paired with Simplicity 2700 which I made back in 2010


and Butterick 5235 See & Sew, which was also made in 2010



I've been telling myself for the last few years that I need another B5235 & S2700 and finally think its high time that I get started before the summer ends.


Until then...
 Have a Great Week


26 comments:

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Beautiful as always.

Tanya said...

Love it great color.

tigergirl said...

Well, I'd say that that was an experiment that paid off! I always overlook wrap looking tops because of fitting issues but I notice that this actually has an attached overlay, so you still get some coverage.
Thanks so much for waking me up to this - perfect for when you want some interest but still want some coverage.

Lori said...

I love this color and the style is wonderful on its own and with a jacket.

Sheila said...

Thank you Serenity.

Sheila said...

Thank you Tanya.

Sheila said...

Thank you Tigergirl.

Sheila said...

Thank you Lori.

Jackie Sews said...

I have the jacket pattern but never used it. You inspired me to get to it so that I'll have it in time for fall. I'm putting your picture wearing the pant and jacket on my inspiration board until I finish that jacket. Great look!

Sheila said...

Thank you Jackie. So glad you are inspired and look forward to your creation.

Myra said...

Sheila, I really love what you've done with this pattern! The use of a woven (and a beautiful one at that!) is just AMAZING! Look out, this is another inspiration you know I'll have to try! Great job and thank you for the review! Looks fabulous on you!

Sheila said...

Thank you Myra.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Love this outfit and this new top! And I'm so glad your posting more to Instagram now!

alethia said...

Love, love the top.

Dorothy DotDot said...

Gorgeous outfit! The top is really cute in spite of the challenges.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I so need to us this pattern but seem to be unable to get around to it! Great look.

L said...

Drool. Love. WANT! I have that Butterick pattern somewhere and now I want that jacket. You're rocking again Sheila!

Sheila said...

Thank you Carolyn. Finally learning how to use instagram ...lol

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia.

Sheila said...

Thank you Dorothy. Unpicking stitches from sheer fabric was a challenge for sure.

Sheila said...

Thank you Rachelle.

Sheila said...

Thank you L. You will love the style of the jacket.

cleverblonde said...

I love, love, love this one. I'm going to get this pattern. It looks really great on you.

Sheila said...

Thank you Cleverblonde.

Brandi said...

Sheila your outfits are always so sharp. You look amazing!

Sheila said...

Thank you Brandi.