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Simplicity: 5500 - Type:Tops    printable version
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Review rated Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
Reviewed by:Jemajyng
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Posted on:11/3/13 11:40 PM
Pattern Size:Regular Petite 
Project Photo:Simplicity: 5500 by Jemajyng

Simplicity: 5500 by Jemajyng  Simplicity: 5500 by Jemajyng  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 5500
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
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Fabric:Polyester Charmeuse  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
Misses' fitted or semi-fitted sleeveless tops, are button-back, have upper edge and strap variations, bust darts or front gathers with empire waist, optional elastic waist casing, side slits and ribbon/lace trim.
I made view D, the top with empire waist, upper elastic casing and side slits.

Pattern Sizing:
DD(4-6-8-10), PP(12-14-16-18)
I sewed size 12.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, both tops are similar to the drawing, but they have shoulder straps.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like several things about this pattern:
- The self-faced upper front and upper back;
- The back-button closure;
- The elastic casing above bust.

Fabric Used:
Polyester Charmeuse for Top #1
Rayon Challis for Top #2

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The tops have shoulder straps that help the elasticized upper edge to stay in place.
Elastic casing has been widened as a wider elastic was inserted through it.
3/4" buttons were sewn to the back instead of the 1/2" called for.
Because I was short on fabric, the upper front of Top #2 was not cut on the fold.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others
I might use this pattern again as I would like to try the version with an elastic waist casing (views B and C).
I have sewn recently the version with the bust darts only (view A).
I would recommend this pattern to everyone. Six nice tops can be easily done using this pattern.

Very easy to make sleeveless tops.
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Agrippa said...
As usual, your work is so beautiful. You are most productive, and I'm sure many do not provide comments on each new entry you make as they have already commented on previous pieces of your work. All your dresses, tops and skirts are lovely and they fit you so well. In addition, the information you provide on them is always clear. What else can we say other than : please continue your great work and thank you for sharing it.
11/4/13 8:12 AM
ghijsmom said...
I agree with Agrippa. You sew beautifully and I love reading your reviews.
11/4/13 1:40 PM
Nicole Bacon said...
Love the colours! Nice work.
11/6/13 7:34 AM
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