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Striped with Sunshine Tunic

Added May 16, 2011

by fullertonregan

Orange, Californ...






This is Simplicity 2594, view B. I loved making this top. It’s super quick (I made it in about an hour and a half) though I must say that the yoke instructions left a lot to be desired. I figured them out but that’s only because I’ve sewn for so long. While I think this is a simple pattern, I can see how a beginner could have serious, swear-filled problems with Simplicity’s explanation of the yoke and it’s facing. Still, the little pleats on the front and the gathering at the back are just such sweet details.

lso, it’s really comfy. I made view B, the long tunic. I didn’t make the tie, but that’s just because I had a belt to use. Tucking it in worked well too. This top is good for work or as part of a cute, casual outfit.

There are downsides to this top, but I can still see myself making it again because it’s so comfy, lightweight, and cute. However, in the interest of full disclosure, here are my gripes in no particular order:
The cowl neck gapes big time, so I wore a nude tank for modesty. I still felt like I was flashing my goodies though, I won’t lie.
It’s big. Next time I make this I think I’ll make a 12, maybe even a 10.
Again, the instructions on the back yoke are confusing. I don’t think they’re impossible, but it may help to just ditch them and trust your instincts on sewing this. You’ll probably do it right.

Material Notes

Striped cotton jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Oct 6, 2011, 05.53 PMby patti-r

    Looks Great!!!

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    May 16, 2011, 06.44 PMby dorawarren

    I made the same top about a week ago and agree with you about the yoke instructions – I too just figured something out.

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    May 16, 2011, 10.28 AMby infinite-plus-one

    It looks great on you, i love it (:

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    May 16, 2011, 06.10 AMby mixtlii

    I love it! Classy and cute, you can wear it with anything…

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