Friday, May 24, 2013

simplicity 1783

My next project begins! The two print pants shown in the last post both will work well with a natural colored linen top. At first I was thinking the third iteration of TNT Simplicity 2192, a Cynthia Rowley design, maybe with some hemstitching. But today found me in town buying my fabric for this top all while JAs was having a 99 cent pattern sale on Simplicities. I ran back to check the yardage on 2192 and of course got sucked into looking at the catalog. This new Cynthia Rowley design, Simplicity 1783, jumped right out at me. I think it is quite interesting and hope it also becomes a TNT. Some designers just click with us, don't they? And some never work which you know full well if you've been reading this blog for a while. 


 I love the look of this top. The neckline is first box pleated then gathered. There are three more released pleats from hip to waist in the front and waist darts in the back to give it a lot of ease in the bust area. A size 6 pattern has a 40 inch bust measurement so lots of ease there. Because of that and some flat pattern measuring I am going to cut and sew, no muslin and no FBA.  Crossing those fingers!  It also calls for an invisible zip. No, no, no. I am going to do a placket of some sort and pull it over my head, sort of the way it actually looks in the technical drawing above in back, view B.

At this point everything is cut out and marked and I hope to get sewing after dinner tonight. This top will be very plain in this fabric and I am thinking how I might jazz it up, but not jazz it up so that it detracts from the pants which make a big statement with their prints. We'll see how this works out, maybe something with the bias neckline or a lot of topstitching or such. I feel some samples coming on!

The fabric is 80% rayon and 20% linen. It makes a a great blend. The fabric drapes and washes beautifully and barely needed ironing but it still had that natural linen look, unlike linen synthetic blends.

So this top has to get done before I go back to work so I can wear my print pants. I am just lovin' those print pants. They even have names. There's the "Boho" for the floral denim pair and then there's "Inkspot" for the mottled black and beige pair. Sometimes fabric just cries out for a name...........Bunny

8 comments:

  1. Hi Bunny! I Have The Same Pattern Too But Havent Gotten Around To Check It Out. Look Forward To See YourS! :)

    Have A NiCe Memorial Weekend..
    far

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    1. Thanks, you too! Hope your weather is better than ours here in the Northeast!

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  2. I too, am looking forward to seeing/reading about your top. We just moved 2 weeks ago, and all my sewing gear is packed, waiting for my new sewing room. So, I'm sewing vicariously through my cyber friends. I will have a fabulous sewing room when it's finished, so I'm trying to be patient.

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    1. I knew you were moving but it did seem to happen quickly. Did you negotiate for that sewing room the way I did when we moved here? You have to grab those opportunities when they happen!

      I wish you the best in your new home, Gwen, and hop you are settled soon. Just think, you will be able to set it all up just perfectly. Hope we get a tour when you are settled.

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  3. I was feeling really smug about walking right by those 99 cent patterns this morning. I will be there tomorrow picking this pattern up. Can't wait to see how your shirt turns out.

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    1. It is a cute one, isn't it? And since I am having luck with this designer I am going to stick with her. I really like all her designs, simple and lady like but not the same ole same ole.

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  4. I have this pattern, too, Bunny...I got it with the last sale! And, like CTpat, I was smug passing by those Simplicity patterns on sale yesterday...I did not look back!!!
    As for adding to the top without detracting from your pants....maybe jewelry would be your answer, if you are a jewelry wearer; colorful jewelry is in right now. So, something fun might be your answer, or a lightweight scarf to add pop.

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  5. You enabler, you. I would have avoided JoAnn and the dread pattern sale, but those pants and that short sleeved top are irresistible.

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