Added Apr 10, 2010
Durban, South Af...
This top was supposed to be a quick make one Sunday a few weeks ago when my wonderful husband offered to spend the day playing with our daughter while mom sewed – she is as obsessed with my sewing machine and the pedal as I am so it’s impossible to sew when she’s crawling and now walking around! anyway to cut a long story short – it drove me mental! chiffon is always slippery to sew with, but that was not the main problem – I was really disappointed with the fit of this Simplicity pattern (and I thought I’d found such a gem of a top pattern that I would use over and over) – I sewed the B cup top version C of pattern 2599 – I had read a few reviews of it and all seemed okay, but on me the darts were about 2.5cm too low, and the neckline was about 1.5cm too wide, so I ended up having to unpick the darts and redo them, and having to adjust the neck after completing the top – it ended up taking me many hours more than it should!!! I also don’t like the way simplicity patterns generally use strips of fabric cut on the cross for all arm hole bindings -I really prefer proper facings and think they look so much nicer. I inserted elastic in the hem to make it like a bubble top, I am pleased with the final result because I love ruffles (I roll hemmed the ruffles with an attachment for my overlock) but wow I was happy when it was finished!
Member Project of the Week
She modified this coat wonderfully by adding length and changing the pockets and collar
Congratulations to addiemiller22 for winning, and now being the face of our Cascade Designer Dress!
Flaunt your sewing skills as well as your fab fashion sense in these modern, head-turning designs
Watch Meg's promo of our upcoming course! It is the future of at-home pattern drafting...
Pattern of the Week
The oversized shape has a cool bell shaped silhouette with a wide body and fitted sleeves
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.