Pattern: Simplicity 2599 View D Top
Fabric: Soft, drapey cotton blend from Tessuti remnant table.
Date made: mid-2010
Date first worn: mid-2010
Wear again? Yes, but it always needs a press before wearing so I don't wear it much.
Sew again? Yes, but probably a different view.
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 which are better for me than heavy metal shears.
Marking: Used white tracing paper.
Instructions: Easy to follow.
Sewing: I used french seams for the side and centre back seams and self bias binding for the armholes. The hem edge was finished with a zigzag, then turned and blind-hemmed by hand.
Conclusion: It's not as fitted as the pattern picture but it works well tucked in a skirt for work days and untucked with jeans or shorts for weekends.
Notes for future sewing:
- Again, check the bust dart location!
- Maybe make a fitter version next time