17.4.11

Cynthia Rowley tank...

Isn't it a bummer when your favourite shot of a garment shows you with your eyes shut...



Or with some weirdo look on your face....


Or a person sleeping in the background....


Never mind.  Crap photos but I still like the top.

Pattern:  Simplicity 2593

Fabric: lightweight knit from EmmaOneSock.  Possibly it shrunk quite a lot in the wash, as the fabric width seemed unusually narrow, and I could only just get a tank top out of it.  EmmaOneSock has a minimum yardage of 1 yd and I have very little in the way of scraps, so thinking more about it, it really must have shrunk!.

This pattern was designed for wovens.  I cut a Sz 6 in the width, using the Sz 12 line for the neckline and length of straps.  I haven't sewn with Simplicity patterns much before, but usually I start with a 12 in the Vogues.  My neckband is a little narrower than the pattern suggested, only because I had a shortage of fabric.  Neckband and bindings were cut on the cross instead of the bias.  Instead of using the guidelines for the gathering, I just put the top on and adjusted the gathers to where I wanted them, overcoming my usual fitting problems in this area.

What more can I say?  Love the neckline.  Will probably use this pattern again.

14 comments:

  1. I love the top. The neckline is beautiful. You are very clever to squeeze it out of a scant yard of woven.
    Thanks for the giggle at your comments re the photos. Those photo features look really familiar :).I am a great fan of the crop feature!

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  2. Very nice indeed. I love the colour and the stripes. I've looked at this pattern a few times but always thought it wasn't quite right - I think the key to it is to do it in a knit fabric. It looks fabulous as a knit top. I might just have to borrow this one off you.

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  3. Lovely top. This was on my 'to do' list for a while, but never made it. I hate taking photos for the blog - I think I take 20 to get one good one.

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  4. funny post and yes lovely top. Definitely want to try this now. Thanks Katherine

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  5. I love the neckline, and the tank is very fresh with the stripes. The photos are really funny-nice to see real life in a blog!

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  6. Great top! I really like the neckline on this top. Great pics:)

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  7. Very pretty colour and neckline. You look great in it, and the photos have a certain charm.

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  8. Wow, I love this top. Super easy to wear.

    And I pretty much take 20 photos every time I try to blog and still most of my photos I am making a weird face. (Maybe my face is weird) Great fabric choice, though:)

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  9. Beautiful top - and very flattering. I love it.

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  10. Like it. I bought this pattern with summer in mind. I may do one with long sleeves for winter

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  11. Very nice! I love the neckline and the striped fabric is fun.

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  12. Love the true life photos! Very nice top. Such a pretty, happy fabric and the style looks terrific on you.

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  13. I tried this top in a woven and it came out horribly. I think the knit is the answer! I absolutely love the neckline.

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  14. Beautiful tank top. Love how you're 'keeping it real' with the photos, sounds like my house :)

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