Sunday, September 26, 2010

Twist Tie Top: Simplicity 4076

Pattern Description: Three tops including the twist tie front that I made.

Did it look like the photo/drawing? Yes. One reviewer noted that the pattern photo looked much looser than the one they sew'd up. I wanted mine loosish (is that a word) so I made the size that matches my measurement and then did some adjustments...

Were the instructions easy to follow? Easy Peasy. Although having recently returned to sewing after a long hiatus, I feel behind the times on techniques for knits, so I did exactly what the pattern said to do (like on how to turn facings), but would like to learn some of the newer techniques for knits I hear you all discussing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the style, the v-neck... nothing to dislike.

Fabric Used: Thin Jersey

Pattern alterations: I cut the size matching my measurements, then took the side seams in above the hips. I narrowed the sleeves so I can push them up.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. Yes.

Conclusion: The top is cute. I love it. The back upper edge could use stabalization... next time I'll try clear elastic or read other reviews to get ideas on how to tighten it. (a bit drapy back there, but from my point of view, I only look at the front, so who cares ... oops... oh yeah ... anyone who see me from the side or from behind ... oh well ... it's not really horrible ... that'll be for next time).

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