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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Simplicity 2181

Thanks so much for the comments on my red sweater.  That was a real labor of love, and I'm so happy with how it turned out. 

Today, I'm going to share a top I made about a week ago for a little break from my cranberry jacket.  I really want to finish that jacket up before I leave for a short Thanksgiving vacay in a few days.  All it needs is buttons and a couple of buttonholes.

This is Simplicity 2181, which I made once before here.
I love how this one turned out, also, but I wonder if I should shorten it a few inches.  It's giving off a bit of a sloppy vibe here to me, maybe because it's paired with the slouchy knit pants (also recently sewn, which I'll explain in my next post)
Maybe the solution is to try it with some skinny jeans today and see what I think.  If I still don't love the length then, time for a chop.  What do you think?
Of course, skinny jeans seems to be my go-to for unfrumpying my comfiest tops.  :-)
Here is a closeup of the front detail.  The fabric is Magenta Magic from Sawyer Brook.  I love when I make this top how it all comes together in one step when you put in that little strip to make the fabric bunch up.  I still think this is a great pattern for a really fluid jersey. 
The only change I made was to give my hips a bit more room, probably about two inches total.  If you recall, on the last version, I hemmed it a bit shorter because the hip area was tight.


velosewer said...

Try it with skinny jeans and then see how you feel.
I like the colour.

Lois Evensen said...

I personally like tops a little longer (covers a multitude of things to be covered) than I've found them available recently. But, you're skinny and cute so can wear them any way you want to wear them. ;)

Sunday greetings from overcast Port Canaveral,


Anonymous said...

I love your top but I think you should shorten it because it seems to be hitting you at the widest point of your hips. I'm a pear shape and I find it that tops should hit me either above or below the widest point to look more flattering.
Just my opinion :)

Diana said...

You look cute as a button Jenny but I think a little shorter would be better. Sometimes an inch or two makes all the difference in how a top looks.