|Simplicity 3956 View A|
I am so pleased with this top - probably more pleased than any normal person should be. That's because there's a backstory to this.
For whatever reason I happened to be at the fabric store with my mother probably 8 or 10 years ago. This was in the middle of a very long sewing drought, and even back when I did sew I had much more ambition and enthusiasm than actual knowledge or talent. I saw some denim coloured printed crinkled cotton that I fell in love with, and thought it would make a perfect S3956. My measurements fell between two sizes so to be safe I went with the larger - an 18. To put that into perspective, I have since learned that I wear a 14 in Big 4 patterns (I have a whole rant about Big 4 sizing but I'll save that for another time). I can remember sewing this at my kitchen table, really challenged by this top and putting a lot of effort into it. I vaguely remember having problems keeping the crinkle cotton from stretching out even with staystitching and fighting to make it match up with the lining. When it was finally done I swam in it. It was unwearable. Needless to say I was SO disappointed and swore off sewing forever. Or at least sewing clothes.
|Simplicity 3956 View C|
|The (hard to see) tie|
|The banded neckline doesn't gape at all|
New Look 6735! Woohoo! And I may still try and do a remake of the original version. I am nothing if not stubborn.