Saturday, March 12, 2016

Knit Top for my Sister - Simplicity 1199

I was making this top for myself,  so I made a size medium at the shoulders curving out to a large at hips. This is my usual size, but it turned out too big.  Which made my sister happy as it's perfect for her.

I used this pattern -  view C.

The only change I made was to add a band at the bottom of the front so that it's the same length as the back.  This was made from different cotton knit fabrics that were small pieces left over from other projects.  The gray prints are a reversible fabric - stripes on one side and dots on the other.  

I love the sleeve and neckbands made from the dot fabric.

For the back, I used the solid gray and white fabrics.

This is a great pattern that's really cute and went together quickly and easily.  I plan to make another one in a smaller sizer for myself.


  1. Lovely top! I like the fabric combination.

  2. This is a great top to make up with different fabric combinations.

  3. That is really cute! I never would have looked twice at that pattern, but now I will. Nice job & I love the dots :)

  4. What a cute top...and I love your fabric combo. The dots are a great choice for a 3rd print.

  5. Your sister looks lovely in this top - very flattering on her, especially with the panels you have used.