I like the darts in the back. I didn't add a waist tie, too 1990's for me.
The muslin was a little stiffer fabric than what I planned on using. Circumference wise, the pattern fits.
|Simplicity 7176 Muslin|
|Simplicity 7176 Muslin-Back View|
|Simplicity 7176 Version 1 Leopard Print|
Since I can not just make a pattern once, I thought a black version would be a wardrobe basic. But no luck on a solid black woven fabric that I thought would work. So my next choice would be a white one. I found a crinkle off-white fabric in my stash. The fabric has a nice weight to it. I only had 2 yards and not quite enough for the facing pieces so I used a similar crinkle fabric that was thinner.
I lengthened the front piece another 2" at center front and I remembered to lengthen the facing piece too!
|Simplicity 7176 Version 2 Off-White Gauze Top|
|Close-up Crinkle Gauze|
I just happen to find 5 buttons in my button jar that were the same too.
This top should be a wardrobe staple since I didn't even have a white top in my closet and because it's breathable for the HOT summer here in Florida.
I'm going to work on Simplicity 2660 for my next pattern.
Until next time....................