Friday, August 9, 2013

Simplicity 1692-Vintage Top

Oh, my, I had been wanting this pattern...I plotted a trip to the city just to pick it up on one of those 99-cent pattern sales at the fabric store and then it was mine, all mine!  Ahhahahaha.  OK.

I'm actually not displeased with the way this top came out, which is saying quite a bit really, considering that I've a lot to learn about sewing and need more practice than I allow myself time to get.  But, that aside, this is such a cute pattern, I just love the vintage look. 

I sewed a size 10, because I always seem to run small with Simplicity patterns (anyone else?) and I'd much rather take it in, than hold my breath while wearing the garment which would inevitably then end up in the "never to be worn again" pile.  Sure, I tell myself to chalk it up to experience, but do I really learn from it?  We can only hope.

Now, back to the pattern.
I made view B, without the shoulder pads.  (I swore, never again...)
Really, I was true to the instructions, for the most part, except for the zipper part, I have to do that on my own, so that it makes sense.  There sure were a lot of instructions.  40 steps, some with multiple parts.  Seems like a lot to me. 
Pretty sure this was a clearance fabric I picked up at Hancock Fabrics.

Yes, it was a lot of steps, but I think it is well conceived, and do recommend it!