Thursday, March 17, 2011

Finished: Simplicity 2593

The forecast says that it is going to be in the upper 70s this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than sew a cute spring top? The originally intended to make view A of the pattern, which features a really awesome rolled tube like collar. However, no matter what I did I could not get the collar to lay as nicely as the picture on the envelope. Since the collar must be slipstitched on, and I am not too fond of hand sewing so far,  I opted to leave it off. Version B is the exact same shirt sans collar so I just ended up with a different view. If I am ever feeling overly patient one day I may attempt to sew on the collar, but for now I am satisfied with how it turned out.

I don't really have any fun details of the construction, by leaving off the collar there are only two side seams, hem, neck binding, and armhole binding that must be applied.  As for sizing I cut a 14, one size less than what my measurements suggest. The top is quite roomy though as a 14 has a finished bust measurement of 42". Because it is so roomy it does look a little strange with jeans. I think I will call it my "Modern Ellie May" shirt, because, you know, all clothes deserve to be named.

Happy Sewing!


  1. I had the same issue with the collar- could not get it to lay perfectly. I ended up just getting it "good enough" and I like how it turned out. I like your styling- very summer-y!

  2. Thank you! I am so ready for summer to be here so I can actually wear it in public. :]

  3. Nice little top, and such a cute name! I find that my clothes without names don't get worn as often as the named ones.

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment on my post. I get the old man attention, too. Often sly winks or something. It's kind of cute but I know what you mean. As for teaching men to respect women, I can see where you're coming from but men aren't made the way we are. I know this intellectually as a fact. They see what they see and it affects them. Perhaps a little covering up is a female way to show them respect? Anyway just an idea. I look forward to reading around in your blog!

  4. Steph- Thanks so much for commenting on my post! The old man attention can definitely be awkward. I totally understand what you mean about covering up, men are so much more visually driven than we are. I guess it depends on the man whether or not they would view it as respectful. It is very interesting to read everyone's opinions and perspectives in the comments. :]