Simplicity 4095 »
InstructionsI've made 4 or 5 of these tops. They're easy to make and flattering. I've found that following the pattern instructions to topstitch the binding distorts the binding. There hasn't been a problem for me in leaving out that step.
Type of item: Clothing
Jersey knit material from emmaonesock.com Simplicity 4095
What was your inspiration?
I like this style and I loved the fabric. The fabric is a lot prettier in real life than it photographs.
What are you most proud of?
I applied some of what I learned in the couture dress class: 1. 3 rows of gathering stitches really is better than two 2. Basting things in before you sew them does reduce problems.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
It's a fun style to make. Threads magazine had an article a few years ago about making this type of top, though I couldn't tell you what year or issue (2007, maybe.)