I chose the Simplicity 8893 pattern from 1978 for a nice cool summer top. We live in Florida and it gets HOT here. I thought that I would just make the top version to start with.
|Back view of pattern package|
I cut out the size 22-1/2. I am going to down a size. It is loose and comfortable but I think the back is a little big. I also didn't realize until I was almost done how short the top is. I have a tummy (after 3 kids & a husband who can cook!) that I like to keep hid. I added 12" to the bottom, flaring slightly at the outer edges to give my hips ample room.
|Checking to make sure it's all there|
|Laying out the pattern pieces. See my weights that sweet hubby got for me at Lowe's.|
|Finished top on the headless seamstress|
I fudged a little on the placement of the waist elastic. I tried on the top, then lifted my arms up and marked my waist. I thought that it would give me enough room that the elastic wouldn't slip up too much. When I added the 12" extra piece I used a 1" seam allowance and made a casing from that.
|Drawstring shoulder close-up|
I have a vintage green bead necklace that will look cute with it or maybe a daisy pin.
I hope you enjoyed.
Until next time....