Added Nov 10, 2010
This quick & versatile pattern is for misses tops with neckline variations. I made View C. I went with a 12 since I knew it ran a bit big. 12 was perfect (I should technically wear a 14).
I only mildly followed the directions since I was so tired when I put this together. But, this is a very simple top, and is pretty much exactly like the bodice to Simplicity 2724 which I have made twice. I just went on auto-pilot for this one and all came out well. Woo hoo!
I love this neckline! I think it’s a really classic style that’s feminine and detailed without being overly adorned. I also love the button closures — anything with button loops just feel so sweet! However, I did not like how short this top ended up being. I cannot wear it with regular pants that hit below my waistline because then it’s a bare midriff, and really, I am NOT trying to be That Lady. Thankfully many of my skirts sit right along my waistline so I can wear this with them, and my Vogue 1051 pants in the picture work well too. Since the top feels a little vintage, some high-waisted nautical pants would be quite a-freaking-dorable. Bella pants, here I come!!!
I ditched the facings on the neckline and used binding made from the fabric. A tip on using chiffon to make your binding — starch it and it will make the angels sing!! Starched chiffon is far more cooperative and less slippery than unstarched chiffon.
I think I will make this top and view again, but using plain white cotton with an embroidered waistband made from something inspired by the Mexican embroidery from Aida Coronado that I love so much.
This is a great and versatile pattern. I’ve also made View D and you couldn’t have two more different looking tops, which is awesome. It’s also very easy and quick . I put this together last Friday evening while watching about two and a half episodes of “What Not to Wear” so you’re looking at about 2 1/2 hours of work!
A navy & white polka dot crinkle chiffon undoubtedly made of synthetic material. I got it in the $1 bin, so this top was really cheap!! :)
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