A bit different

Thanks for the nice comments on my last top. This one is the same pattern (Simplicity 4177), different style.  This time with shorter sleeves and some green plaid seersucker. Can you see the gold thread running through the yellow stripes?  My favorite part.  Again, a thrifted fabric find.

This one wasn’t as simple as the last one, mostly because of the added bias tape trim under the arm.  Not horrible, just took me a little longer for my brain to comprehend the instructions.  Once it was all said and done, I took the whole thing apart.  Yep, the sleeves felt like wings that I could see from the corner of my eyes.  They were really bugging, so a seam-rippin I went. Remade it the second time using the smallest sleeve pattern piece.

It’s better, but I’m hoping the fabric gets softer with each washing and lies down a bit more.   It is still a very comfortable, light summer piece that looks great with shorts.

I find that making clothes from the same pattern, one right after the other, makes sewing the item much easier.  The instructions are very fresh in your head the second time around making for a quick and easy sew (unless you go a seam-rippin).

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3 Responses to A bit different

  1. linda p says:

    i think it came out really cute! i love the sleeves- those bias tape instructions seem crazy the first time around but it gets easier.

    i think i could probably make my 3835 pattern into something like this, with the drawstring. cute!

  2. Taryn says:

    This one’s cute also. Great job!!

  3. Very nice top and cleverly done.

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