French Florals & Happy Birthday to Me!
Pattern Review - Simplicity 1884
Looks as though I am still on an instant gratification rush. I cut this top out last week and finished it on Monday night in time for my birthday celebrations on Tuesday.
This pattern was very simple. It consists of 5 pieces and fitting is very simple, I sewed this straight out of the envelope, cutting a medium (size 14-16).
The fabric is a lovely silky satin that was a present from my godmother when visiting France last May. It is quite slippery and live, which probably added a little bit of extra time to the construction process, as did the french seams. I finished the hem and armholes with bias binding. I used sew in interfacing for the collar as I had run out of iron-on and am having a stash-busting January. However, I think that this works really well with the floatiness of the fabric and stops the collar being too stiff.
I think that I prefer this tucked in? Or maybe I like that this top looks nice either way depending on my mood.
I really love this top - fab addition to my wardrobe. I love how quick this is to make and it's great to have something that requires little effort but produces a large reward.
The only thing that I found very slightly taxing is easing in the collar facing, although I expect that the 'live' fabric made this harder. For some reason 'easing in' always puts me out of my comfort zone. Whenever I sew anything that requires easing in, I finish, take my foot off of the pedal and realise that I have broken into a sweat. Does anyone else have a sewing task that makes them do the same?
Not sure what I am going to sew next - I am still in stash-busting mode. I am going to take some patterns to cut out when I am at my sewing group this week and see what takes my fancy.
My review on Pattern Review can been seen here