Tuesday, 17 November 2009

3 Tops :: Part 2

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The second top.

I absolutley love this pattern! Simplicity 2586. I had to buy it online as it is not available in Australia. I have done quite a bit of tweaking in every version I have made (of course), but the base is good.

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The pattern gives several options, but not one with straps. For this top, I just took a pencil and drew in a suitable line and then traced the pattern. The pattern also has a high neck on the back but I just used the same pattern piece for front and back. The other change I made is that I did not shape the body,instead I just cut it straight down.

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It sits really well across the back and the front. It is such an easy to wear, pretty top. The cotton voile is from Lincraft! I loved it so much I went back and bought the rest of the roll and have since made a couple of nighties from it. The nighties are also very sweet and only took an hour each to make, start to finish. That's my type of sewing!

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4 comments:

Amanda said...

Looks like a great pattern. I love the fabric you've used.

Geramium Red said...

So lovely Tam. You got the arm hole perfect!

13mimosa said...

I have to get organised to doing some sewing, I've been so hopeless. I have a couple of skirt patterns I bought a while ago, that were in a copy of Stitch magazine, but have to shop for fabric. LOVE everything you've made, you're inspiring me. I also KNOW that the nighty pattern is perfect - I have worn it every night (although it has been washed!).

Marina said...

Looks lovely. After sewing so much for everyone else this year I so want to do some sewing for myself as well!