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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2594 (Misses Top and Tie Belt)

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Posted on:3/3/14 0:37 AM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2594 by barebear

Simplicity: 2594 by barebear  
Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2594
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $11.16 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Polyester Woven  [See other projects in this fabric]
Made for layering under my many many cardigans, but it's adorable on it's own.

Layered under a cardi (true colours shown here)

Pattern Description:
Misses top in two lengths with neckline variations and tie belt. View E (the one I did) is a v-neck top in the shorter length, with a yoke and pretty pleats at the shoulders.

Pattern Sizing:
8-16 and 16-24. I made size 16, two sizes below my body measurements. There are 7 inches of ease designed into this top. I didn't even have to do an FBA, there was still so much ease.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yep, surprisingly so considering how much smaller I made the top.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yeah, I think so. I only glanced at them now and then. I do like that they recommend french seaming in the instructions, and also indicated that understitching should be done around the neckline. I might've forgotten the latter if it hadn't been mentioned.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's a cute top! Goes together very easily with very few pieces to cut out, but still has some adorable features and looks good.

Shoulder pleats
Back gathers

Fabric Used:
I used some lightweight 100% polyester I've had in my stash for a long time now. Very clingy, but a good match for this pattern.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only alteration that I did here was remove some of the width out of the upper part of the back by folding out a wedge in the pattern paper. I didn't want as much gathers across the back.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would! In fact, this is my second version of this pattern. I adore this top, and it's going to make a great addition to my wardrobe! I hope I can find some light-weight cotton for another one.

I really like this pattern, it's very adorable and comfortable. But watch the sizes - this garment has 7 inches of ease designed in, which I think is way more than necessary. I went down two sizes and it's still pretty baggy on me!

More details and pictures on my blog.
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arianamaniacs said...
Very cute top! Aren't you glad you forced yourself in front of that sewing machine after all? :)
3/3/14 4:36 AM
barebear said...
Sure am! Thanks. :)
3/3/14 12:22 PM
sewrose said...
It's a cute style. I wonder why it's so oversized?
3/3/14 12:38 PM
barebear said...
Well, it is a pull over made using a woven, so it has to be at least somewhat loose fitting. But I think the amount in this garment is a little bit excessive.
3/3/14 1:54 PM
beanchor said...
Thanks for the tip about the ease in this pattern; this is in my "cut" pile. Cute top.
3/3/14 2:00 PM
crazygrad said...
7 inches of ease????? Very pretty!
3/4/14 11:59 AM
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