Simplicity 2599 is a near perfect pattern. I just love the way this shirt turned out, it fits and looks almost exactly how I hoped it would.
Misses Tops with 6 different variations. I made view E, but skipped the bow.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Yes, it does. The only difference I can notice is that the top fits me a bit looser than the photo on the pattern shows. But, I am fine with this since I can just wear a belt to cinch it in.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were. The most confusing part was figuring out how to cut out the pattern pieces since this is a multi-size pattern with multiple front pieces for different bust sizes. I ended up making a muslin of the front and back pieces so I could get the fit right before cutting into my fabric.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved that it came with different front pieces to account for bust size. I love that there are so many variations available to the top. It seems like the perfect basic top pattern, which can be infinitely adapted. I can’t really think of anything at all I didn’t like!
White eyelet (very lightweight) purchased at the LA Fashion District.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added about 2 inches of length along the hem, skipped the bow detail, lowered the neckline by about an inch and cut the ruffle detail thinner than the pattern suggested.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes! I am definitely going to use this pattern again. I’m already planning on making this into a shift dress, inspired by this J Crew dress (thanks to my Aunt Carol for point it out to me!).
Next time I make it I will probably skip the button closure on the back. I think it looks adorable, but I can get the top over my head without unbuttoning it, so it’s just not necessary (this is only because I made the neckline lower).
I highly recommend this pattern as a great wardrobe builder and an all around fun pattern to sew.
For those of you wondering about my great turquoise necklace, it came from Designs By Tahra. Check out this beauty:
And isn’t this lovely?