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Simplicity 3887

Hurrah. I had some time to trace this pattern and cut out the pieces to make this simple top.

I kinda hurried this one for some reason and even if it didn't turn out I was determined to finish it one way or another. I wouldn't wear this one outside of the house. You'll read why below...

In my mind I thought it was going to be more flowy and I used a 1.5cm seam allowance. This is a size 10 and it turned out kind of just fitting on me (blush). I also want to add that the material I used did not have much 'give' as it was viscose-y type of cheap material. It also made it harder to sew as it needed a sharper needle. I just loved the colour when I saw it and it reminded me of the material mum use to buy to make her singlets for home. I think she even still wears them at home.

Things to note: View E, without elastic on the bottom hem.

1. I botched up the neckline. The back of it is longer than the front. Haven't figured out why yet. No matter how I cut and trace my patterns somehow the notches don't always match up.

2. It needs more room across my bustline. If I twist my chest in it, it stretches out in that area. The sleeves, I could not for the life of me, figure out until I saw some tops from ladies who blogged their version. It's possibly why my bustline is a tad bit small. Funnily enough it fits me without having to do any alteration.

3. The neckline (don't get me started) wasn't as hard as I thought and after I pinned it on (without basting it down) I sewed like a mad woman, not caring how I gathered it and I told myself "well, it wouldn't fit me anyway" to compensate my madness. It could have also been that I wanted to use my time at the machine while the kids were asleep. Hee hee.

As a person kind of new to sewing there were times when I got stumped but the pattern was easy to put together in the end. I'd give it an 8.5/10 for easy to make and 9/10 for how cool it looks. Next time I'll use much prettier cotton fabric.

Still, it did turn out...some what. Don't you think?


  1. I think it looks great!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who rushes to get things sewn while the kids are sleeping. :) I've got a terrible habit though of going on no matter what and then I spend the next sleep time unpicking my rushed sewing!

  2. Hi, a friend told me to check out your blog and I'm looking forward to reading the archives- am loving your creations for your little girl! And the Japanese book... I don't have one yet, but it won't be long. I think your top looks good too by the way.


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