Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pattern Challenge: Simplicity 2593

the top on "Dolly"

I finished up Simplicity 2593 for the Pattern Challenge and would overall recommend it as a very easy pattern to put together. The Cynthia Rowley patterns by Simplicity are usually super cute so you can't go wrong there. The only problem with this pattern was that...can you guess?...it was too big but I think I can make it work. And I will be quick to point out that I don't think this is a fault of the pattern. This is simply a fact for someone in petite sizes...I seriously need to take a course on how to modify patterns. Putting it on the list.


taking in the beautiful sunny day with my little man
 

 (and how gorgeous are the lemons and that star jasmine on the patio??)

The Basics: Super easy pattern. You don't need to be afraid of this one at all. I used a lightweight quilting cotton. Most raw edges are encased with bias strips and there are only 2 main pattern pieces: front and back.

Good: Did I already mention how easy it is? :) Very basic, versatile top that I think could go a long way with embellishments, etc.

Bad: The instructions for the twisting sections of bias cut fabric (neck on view A, armholes on view C) are not explained very well. Use your common sense and play with it to make it look how you want. I initially set out to make view C but chucked the twisty parts (so mine is actually view B) in the end because they weren't doing it for me.

Modifications:I didn't make any, but I am thinking it could be a cute little shift dress if it was made longer. Just an idea. Pin It

9 comments:

  1. That's really cute. Bias binding has always intimidated me - I don't know why, it just does! :) But maybe I'll give it a try!

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  2. cute cute cute! I have the same pattern and ended up giving the top to my mom last year because it was just too wide for my taste! It's still big on her. Curious what size you made. I think I went by the measurements and made a 14? I'm making it again for this spring and am going to size it down a bunch and probably make it longer....

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  3. Very cute and summery! Sorry you had trouble with the twisted sleeve edges. I thought that part was really confusing too.

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  4. love, love, love the top, Kari. It looks great....I so want to do some sewing this summer! love you, Mom

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  5. Love it. Looks great on you. My only critique is you would look even more beautiful in some COLOR:)

    Can't wait to see you and the boys this week.

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  6. I think it turned out soooo well! Thanks for the sweet comment on my post...I'll be following your blog :)

    -Katie
    moremisadventures.blogspot.com

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  7. Seriously, you guys are all so sweet. Thank you for all the kind words! It's very encouraging and helps me keep at it.

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