Pattern: Simplicity 2599 Top
Fabric: Striped cotton from Spotlight. The stripes are weaved in instead of printed on. This is left over fabric from the McCall's 5845 dress.
Date made: 6 March 2011
Date first worn: 10 March 2011
Wear again? Yes, it's very comfy.
Sew again? Yes, but I must remember to adjust the bust darts.
Recommended? Yes, check the dart location and see if you'd prefer a fitter fit.
Sizing and alterations: Probably a 6 with a narrow back adjustment.
Fabric prep: I don't think I did.
Cutting: Eyeballed grain lines, used cheap fabric shears.
Marking: Used Hera marker which can sometimes be hard to see.
Instructions: I didn't check the instructions as I made a much simpler version of the top.
Sewing: I wanted a much simpler version so I didn't attach any ruffles. I also omitted the facings, the center back seam and button closure, which left me with enough fabric for maybe another tank top. I used pre-packaged bias binding for the neck and the armholes. It still took me sometime to finish this simple top. I wanted to do the best that I can, even if it meant using my seam ripper. Also, the sides are french-seamed, which makes it more comfortable to wear than overlocked seams which I sometimes find itchy.
Conclusion: It's not the best. It looks too voluminous, but I think it would be great paired with shorts.
Notes for future sewing:
- Again, check the bust dart location!
- Maybe make a fitter version next time
- Add notes to the pattern itself.