Monday, May 13, 2013

Simplicity 1622 Top

I'm finally getting around to posting something.  I've been sewing, just not taking time to get pictures and post.  I really like sewing and wearing woven tops for summer and have made several lately.'s my newest creation. A simple pull-over top.

I used Simplicity 1622 and made View D.

I bought this pattern last week while they were on sale at Joann Fabrics for .99.  I actually bought it with view C (a knit top) in mind.  After looking at the pattern, I decided to try this top.  What I like most about it is the shape of the hem.  It's slightly longer on the sides, which makes it drape nicely.  I had made some knit tops in the past with this hem shape and really liked it.  I still plan to make the knit top at a later date. The pattern also includes elastic waist pants and a knit tank maxi dress.  I may try the dress.

I used a silky polyester fabric I got on clearance at Walmart last summer for $1.50 yd.  Surprisingly, it feels really nice and won't be too hot for summer wear.  And it wasn't that hard to sew, and comes out of the washer and dryer looking nice.  The way the pattern is designed, the top has extended shoulders with sleeves.  Since this is a summer top, I left off the sleeves.  The dropped shoulders made great cap sleeves.   I used my usual sizing when making this - a 12 at the neck & shoulder, 14 at the bust & waist, and 16 at the hips and the fit is perfect.  I really like the neckline on this; it's not too wide or too low; very pretty.  A cute top that's quick and easy to make. - 2 pattern pieces.   I'm sure I'll be making it again.  The only thing I would change would be to add a couple inches to the length.

Here's the back -  It looks like it's tight, it's not - the wind was just blowing.

And the side - I'm holding it in place so you can see the hemline.


  1. Nice top. I may have to buy this pattern. Good job.

  2. My favorite color! The top looks like it will be breezy and cool for the summer.

  3. What a lovely simple top - and it looks good as well - the hem makes it really quite smart.

  4. So pretty and looks super comfy! Love your plants against that beautiful green backdrop.