Thursday, February 6, 2014

Simplicity 1693 The stripe version

I have quite a few sewing projects leftover from 2013 that I haven’t posted about yet. I did actually get a surprising amount of sewing done amidst the last minute shopping, end of year school business, sewing for others and general pre Christmas mayhem.

I mentioned before that I started this top and here it is finished. 

I like this version much better than my first one. Here are the details

Simplicity 1693. This is View F in a size 12

Some kind of cotton blend. This was a funny shaped piece from the op shop. I don’t know the exact content, but there is definitely some synthetic in there. It has a bit of a seersucker feel to it and has a lovely drape.

I made this straight out of the envelope and I am pretty happy with the result. I can get the top on over my head without needing the CB closure, so when I make this again I will cut the back on the fold and not worry about a closure.

This top has been on weekly rotation since it came off the sewing machine. December and January have been ridiculously hot here, and this top was just perfect. I only hope the mystery fabric stands up to multiple wears and washing!


  1. Love this little top and it looks so cool and fresh!

  2. Great fabric score, and the shape of your top looks absolutely ideal for our hot weather!