Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Simplicty 1716 - Knit Top

This is a nice pattern with neck and sleeve variations.

I made view "F", and shortened the sleeves.

I like the look of a cowl neck, but they never lay quite right.  This one has pleats at the shoulders that cause the neck to drape nicely.   I extended the facing quite a lit - just as extra insurance that it wouldn't flip out.  I also like that the neckline's not too wide nor too low cut.

I made a size 14 down to the waist and then out to a 16.  I also added a little to the center back at the hip area to give me more room in the backside area.   And as per my usual alteration, I removed about 3/4" from the shoulder width.

I used my coverstitch machine to hem the sleeves and bottom edge. I think I'm finally getting the hang of using it. 

I used 1-1/4 yards fabric.  It's a poly-blend knit that I believe I got at WalMart several years ago.  It feels ok, but is a little hot for me to wear in the summer.  I'll most likely wear it in the fall with a sweater or cardigan over it.


  1. I love this top. The short sleeves look great. Nice fabric too.

  2. That is a very elegant top - I agree with you though about polyester blends being too hot for summer. It will be much appreciated in a few weeks though :)

  3. What A Successful Lovely Top! You Look Great! Im Definitely Going To Get This Pattern, Don't Think I hv It In My Stash Yet! ;)

  4. Gorgeous top and it fits you perfectly.

  5. So pretty, looks great on you. BTW, I do love the view from your porch!

  6. wow, I really like this cowl on you. It has the perfect drape.


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