Simplicity 1198 again

August 20, 2017   /   bythornberry  / Categories :  Feeds

The last time that I sewed Simplicity 1198 I said that there would be a second time, but I would make the neckline smaller.  There was, and I did!

Simplicity 1198 in bamboo cotton spandex from Rathdowne

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.

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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.

Simplicity 1198 in bamboo cotton spandex from Rathdowne

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.

Simplicity 1198 in bamboo cotton spandex from Rathdowne

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.

Simplicity 1198 in bamboo cotton spandex from Rathdowne


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