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!
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