Finished project: simplicity top in linen

13 Oct

Remember that gorgeous red linen? Remember how I made a skirt lickity split with it? Ever wonder what happened to the top?


Wonder no more, because I’ve finally finished it!

I think I scared myself with how expensive the fabric was… I was worried I’d screw it up! I’d cut out the pattern and basted it together and tried it on several times and still couldn’t decide if i was happy with it.

This weekend, I decided that I *certainly* wasn’t happy with it hanging up, and would be much happier with it on me! So there it is.

Did I mention that the sleeves do something funny in stiffer fabrics? See that puffiness above the bust and near the arm? I don’t care at this point, but in the polka dot iteration of the shirt, those irritated me so much, that I put in some half-assed bust darts to make them go away. I decided not to on this one.

Incidentally, this was my last project to cut out using my bust measurement as a guide to pattern sizing. Whoever gave me that advice has caused hours of frustration! There are just a ridiculous number of fitting issues that I have to resolve when I start there. Much better to start with the shoulder measurement and do a full bust adjustment. Goodness!

What do you think? Yay or nay? I felt comfy and cute in it at the party I went to last night, so maybe I’m happy with it after all!

1 Comment

Posted by on October 13, 2011 in creations


One response to “Finished project: simplicity top in linen

  1. Janice

    October 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I think it looks really cute and very nice on you, too. You should feel proud of it! Loved reading your post.


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