Oh haiii there! Once again, I didn’t expect to be away this long AT ALL. But there was moving and the last week of my semester at grad school. Oh, and I didn’t have internet for two weeks after I moved. It was terrible. I missed you all! I also really missed Netflix, but that’s another story…
Anyway, I’m off this week before I go back to school (5th grade science and math, get excited, y’all!). I’m hoping that I’ll catch up in photographing all of my makes, post them, make lots of more new things, and catch up on my blog reader. That is, after I go to the beach of course. It’s a tough life.
This little beauty is Simplicity 1692, which is a reissue of a 1940s pattern. It’s not the most exciting thing I’ve ever made, but I wanted something really simple for this fabric. Four seams is probably the most simple a top can get, right?
I opted for the lower neckline and left out whatever closures and darts they wanted me to add. I also finished all the edges with the narrow hem foot on my sewing machine instead of facing/bias tape like they recommended. The shoulder seams puckered a little bit, but I can deal with it. This is a super cheap poly chiffon from JoAnn’s, so I’m sure that has something to do with it!
Also: SAILBOATS! Who gives a shit if it is cheap; there are sailboats all over it.
One other fitting thing before I leave you all to go sew, sew, sew. I am technically hourglass-y shaped (which I don’t believe since I have a flat butt, so take that information with a grain of salt) in terms of measurements, which means I usually have tons of room in the hips of most patterns since they tend to be drafted for a slight pear shape. This top is TIGHT across my hips. Like if I gain a 1/2 inch, it won’t fit anymore. So, if you’re even a little bit pear shaped at all, you’ll need to grade this baby out at the hips. Also, it hits me just below (like and inch) my waist. I’m 5ft tall, and super short-waisted, so that’s like 6in below my boobs. If you’re not a shortie like me, you’ll need to lengthen this several inches.