I have a few of these $.99 Sew Simple patterns and finally made one up.
I had these beauties on hand and needed a quick sewing fix
Sew Simple 1523 courtesy of "Nana27" on pattern review!
I hadn't yet hemmed it. I was too excited.
Cute shoulder pleats that help the cowl look more drapey. Yes, drapey is a word!
My subpar ruching. But I don't care! It looks cute on me!
So, yeah, I pretty much LOVE this top!!! It went together in maybe 3 hours, tops. From cutting the pattern out, to clipping the last threads. I am smitten. I want more. More. More! I cut a size 14, finished measurements on the 14 was 39.5" bust and 33.75" waist. My measurements are around 39"/34" so barely any ease.
The fabric is some rayon knit from SR Harris. It is really, really soft and has nice recovery. I will be wearing this top to work tomorrow!!
I went into Hancock to find thread for that green and teal(?) fabric above since Gutermann was on sale for 40% off. My Hancock has a sucky selection of Gutermann (compared to JoAnn) and I couldn't find anything in the neighborhood of those colors. So no thread. But their remnants were 50% off! And the remnants are always $2/yd sooooo they were $1/yd!
I got ALL of these for $4.98
The two blues are the same fabric and I think I'm going to make this Lekala sweatshirt with it
Yes, my original plan for jackets still stands and now that I have a successful project underway I can feel the mojo rising! :)
Also, pics of me in my S2255 top: