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Simplicity 2892 - View C

Added Nov 10, 2010

by fullertonregan

Orange, Californ...






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!

Material Notes

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!! :)




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    May 3, 2012, 07.26 PMby Debbk487

    I made this top in view A, but with no sleeves as in view C since I only had 1 1/2 yds. You can see it on my blog: http://scarlettswagga.blogspot.com/

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.08 AMby Laura Currie

    I love this top you’ve made. It’s just so cute and you have inspired me to buy this pattern. You have made it so well. I hope mine will look as good as yours when I make mine. Thank you for the inspiration xxx

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      Nov 24, 2010, 02.28 AMby fullertonregan

      Thanks Lola! It was really quick and easy. I’m sure you will have success!

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    Nov 12, 2010, 09.43 PMby soaringviola

    Thank you for this pattern! I am looking for a nice sleeveless or short-sleeved top/blouse to wear in office (have already stashed three different abrics for it…) since a couple of weeks – and this one (and also some of the other versions) looks perfect :-) Hope it will turn out as beautiful as your one :-) Btw: Can you remember how much fabric you used?

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      Nov 12, 2010, 09.54 PMby fullertonregan

      Thanks Viola!! I’m sure you’ll have success!

      Umm, I think I used a yard, possibly less. I love this and have worn it in the office already.

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    Nov 11, 2010, 01.43 PMby paigeh

    love it! :) great job!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 11.00 AMby aggelicat .)

    It suits you perfectly :)

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    Nov 11, 2010, 01.20 AMby magdamagda

    such a precious design! I love how you matched and accesorized for pics, you’ve got great sense of style!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 01.17 AMby carottesauvage

    Very elegant!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 12.50 AMby celinaj

    So retro and chic! Love the fabric choice and the details.

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    Nov 10, 2010, 11.09 PMby Erin E

    It’s lovely! Great fabric choice. And I love those button details, too :)

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.15 PMby sewtessuti

    lovely top and fabric. I particularly like the band detail..well done

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