Simplicity 1198 againAugust 20, 2017 / bythornberry / Categories : Feeds
To remind you about this pattern: Misses’ V-neck knit top has sleeve variations, optional contrasting yoke and panel with asymmetric hemlines. The scoop neck knit top has sleeve options and a beautifully draped hemline.
Although the neckline is WAY better, and the fabric is a luscious bamboo cotton spandex (from Rathdowne Fabrics) I still didn’t get this quite right.
The colour is fabulous, and the overall style okay, but the sleeves are not the length that I prefer and they’re also too loose. Also, all that I do is stare at the bulge emphasised by the elastic waist of my jeans underneath.
This top (and the previous version) now live in the wardrobe of my taller and slimmer cousin Sally. They look fabulous on her, but weren’t quite right on me. It’s often hard to get that combination of fabric and pattern perfect. I think for this to work on me it needs to be in a print and the fibre possibly needs to be a poly ity or a dry knit. It needs drape, but not any cling for me to be happy. Ah well, this top still had a happy ending.
This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at THORNBERRY
You may like
Lately, I’ve been accepting the fact that having a knitting project not work out is a lot more frustrating than having a small sewing project go south. Maybe it is the time commitment or maybe it is that I accept…read more
Hey y’all, today I’m going to talk about making your own prints; specifically using fabric stamps to create a print. This is how I created the custom fabric used in the dress on the cover of my book, Sundressing. Years ago, I took a class from the super sweet and talented Miriam about how to carve Read the Rest…
Yesterday when I showed you my new Simple Knit Pencil Skirt and Union St. Tee, I forgot to tell you the back story. Originally I had planned a much different outfit for the Skirt-A-Thon! So today I’m sharing what really happened. My first plan was to sew the pencil skirt and pair it with a […]