Tuesday, 17 November 2009

3 Tops :: Part 2

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.

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.

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!



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!