Sunday, August 17, 2008
This is Simplicity Pattern #6762. I used a Juliet knit and made a size Medium, tapering out to a Large through the hips. It's a raglan sleeve with darts at the shoulder. I thought the darts stood out at the shoulders, but they really don't. Overall, I like this top and I think it looks a little better than a regular t-shirt. The neckline was easy to apply. I wasn't sure it would lay very well. Since the neckline stretches more at the seam or outer side of the neckline, I thought the inner side of the neckline would stick up. Does that make any sense? I sewed this neckline twice. The first time I applied the neckline, it did stick up some. It wasn't too bad and would probably lay better after being laundered, but I decided to try it again. I just shortened the neckline piece a 1/2" or so ... very little. It made a difference. The inner neckline lays a little better and the change didn't affect the outer neckline at all. I'd recommend this pattern to anyone. It's quick to sew and the directions are easy to follow.
We had a nice weekend. We went to our friends' home yesterday. They have a pool and we enjoyed swimming and relaxing for a couple of hours. We had dinner and watched some of the Olympics. It was a great way to spend a Saturday! How was your weekend?