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|Simplicity: 2409 (Misses or Plus Size Tops) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||3/9/13 10:24 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/9/13 11:26 PM|
|Pattern Size:||Plus-Sized |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|I'm happy with how this top, Simplicity 2409 view F by Khalia Ali, came out.|
Having had success with other of Khalia Ali's styles, I decided to try a short sleeved top, for summer. This view F has flutter type sleeves that are laid over a tank style bodice. Attaching the sleeves was the only difficult part of this pattern. It is an overlay so you just have to think it through carefully. The center of the bodice is separated from the sides on a long seam located close to the bust point; it is on that seam that the flutter piece is added like cheese in a sandwich. Once I figured all that out, the rest went pretty smoothly.
I do recommend you get a ball point needle if you do this project in a knit. After I did this garment I did one more thing in a knit, but with a ball point needle in the machine, and it went much more smoothly. The only seam that I had trouble with on this top was the long lower hem. Could have a better finish.
Also don't forget for this view there is a bias binding neckline. I made my own bias strips from a nice coral colored linen scrap I had lying about. If you use a solid colored fabric for the garment you could really bring in something interesting to your neckline if you wanted, such as a contrast solid or a print.
In the future I will remake this top, as jersey fabric comes to me. I also would remake this but add a lower panel, to make a "maxi" (long) dress.
I don't wish to dwell on how my figure illustrates this, but this pattern is a "suitable for maternity."
What I did with this top is not fully enclose my elastic (at the underbust). The casing is completed most of the way around, but instead of stitching together my elastic ends, I tied them, and left the whole knot out of the stitching. That way I can replace the elastic if it gets ruined in the wash, or retie it shorter if the top becomes too big.
If you are short (and/or your fabric is quite drapey), you will need to take some length off the hem. Obviously this top came out quite long on me, which I'm OK with. Another four inches and it's a dress, though, so if you're 5'2" or under just go ahead and modify the pattern before you cut. Unless you do want a dress in which case lucky you.
I recommend you try this pattern if you are ready to try to sew knit and if you are willing to adjust it's length. If your fabric is drapey, like rayon jersey (what I used), the final garment will be large, loose-fitted, and long. If you are using a polyester interlock, it may just be long. Be prepared for this being too big or size down.
I have worn this top several times now and I always feel pretty in it. At one point I got a compliment, so that was nice. I think there are a few reasons why I like to wear it: It is loose and long and drapey, and downplays any figure flaws; the color is very flattering to me; and I just like wearing things I've made
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