Monday, June 25, 2012

Pleated Top V3

Once I decided to make this project, it came together super quickly. How good does it feel to finish fast and easy projects?
I used Simplicity 2599 for the basic top pattern. As with last time, I cut the back on the fold, eliminating the back button closure. The neckline was slightly lowered and the bust darts raised an inch for fit.
Like last time, the neck pleating was guessed a little. I cut a long strip about 3.5 inches by the length of the fabric, sewed the long sides together with a 1/4 inch seam, turned right way, then pleated by hand. The pleating doesn't work as effectively as the horse fabric, but still I like it. And really, this is Liberty! So much nicer to wear!
I'm completely happy with this top and know it will be a wardrobe staple. I wore it yesterday and just washed it so I can wear it to school tomorrow.

Thanks again for your advice!

Cost:
Pattern: Simplicity 2599 used many times = free
Fabric: Liberty Pauly Parrot 1.5m from Ebay = $35
Thread from stash
Total: $35

3 comments:

  1. Oh, it's exactly as lovely as I imagined it would be! How cool that you've found a staple pattern / style that you can quickly whip up and look gorgeous in!

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  2. Looks fantastic. I am very much into finding some patterns to use over and over again.

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  3. Lovely! 3 is not at all too many. I think it's time I did another 2599...

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