Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hi Everyone!
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?


Sheila said...

Lovely blouse and great color. You got me thinking about using that pattern for some sweater fabric I want to purchase over at

My weekend was ok, I did one sleeve of the baby cardigan and worked on a blouse. Glad you had a nice weekend.

Karyn said...

Wow! I love your new top!! That colour is spectacular!

My weekend??? I was at the "prompt care" unit of the hospital twice dealing with some sort of an allergic reaction. The reason I was there twice was I was misdiagnosed the first time. Not fun.

(feeling MUCH better now!)

Lesalicious said...

Nicely done love the color great job.
My weekend ok not all what I planned, Nesa hasn't been feeling to good so behind on my crocheting and sewing trying to keep her happy and watching over her. Also have to get ready for her surgery this Wednesday.

Glad to see you had fun and got to get in some sewing. :)

Randi said...

I am so impressed with your sewing ability! Cute top!

Sherri said...

Mary Sarah, I miss seeing you very much. I love the blouse you made it is really pretty. I wish I could see more of you. I check here on your site ever so often to see what you have been up to. Have a great summer. Your crochet friend Sherri