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