Friday, October 26, 2012

Knit Top - Simplicity 3790

I made a knit top using Simplicity 3790, but I made so many changes that mine doesn't really look like the pattern. I started with view F, added the sleeves from View E, plus added a bottom band from View C.

The way I used my fabric changed the look too. I had a small piece of a print fabric leftover from another project that I like a lot.  But it was really too small to make anything.  So I decided to use the print for the front and black for the rest of the top.  And I really like how it turned out.





Since the weather was still nice, I decided to get some outside shots.  No pictures of the back as it's just a plain black top.




I made a size 14 and the fit is very good.  I made my usual alteration & trimmed a little off the shoulders.  I also lowered the neckline a little and made the sleeves longer.  I like how the neckline fits - not too wide across. I also like the gathers at the center front - just enough without being too full and loose.  Until I added the bottom band, the top was pretty short.  This pattern has four different neckline options and several sleeves choices, so a lot of variety in one pattern.

4 comments:

  1. Great use of fabric and a perfect back drop.

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  2. That's a very clever use of fabric. Cute top!

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  3. I love your top. Great fabric married to a great style...The scenery in your photos is amazing. Where I live, we don't have an 'Autumn' (or Fall). We have a few weeks of pseudo-Winter, then straight back to Summer. The trees don't go red or orange or do anything really. They just stay green all year round. How boring!

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