Autumn is upon us in the South. We know it because the temperature has fallen to 80 degrees!!!
Just kidding! It is a welcome relief to see something lower than 90 degrees after months of heat.
I whipped up something fast to wear for the new weather.
Top - Simplicity 1716, View F
Skirt - New Look 6288, View A with a few modifications
Top - geometric ITY jersey print from High Fashion Fabrics
Skirt - black rayon double knit from High Fashion Fabrics
Fitting on Top
It is easy to see why this top is a Pattern Review Top Pattern of the Year, it is a great sew!!!
When I compared my sloper to this top, I found the front to be way too long and my one seriously slopping shoulder needed to be addressed. I know from experience that I need a FBA, even on a knit.
|My fitting changes to Simplicity 1716|
So, this is the front pattern piece. I added 1/2" to each side seam to add a little extra room for the FBA. The left side (right on me) shows where I lowered the shoulder. You can also see where I overlapped the extra height across the width of the pattern. I don't like taking out in the armhole, but the waist to underarm seam was good for this top, so it came out at a higher spot.
After the pattern changes were done, this top went together in about an hour. Very easy and enjoyable sew!!!
I wanted a fitted black knit skirt. Not the skin tight versions, but a flattering one for my age. In all the skirt patterns I own, none fit the design I had in mind. So, I designed my own.
I started with New Look 6288, View A.
1. Shortened it to just below the knee.
2. Tapered the side seams in from mid thigh to hem.
3. Added a back vent for walking ease.
Totally happy with the results!!!
Bring on the cold weather!!!
|Side view of Simplicity 1716|
|Love the cowl neckline! Can you tell my shoulders are uneven? This top is a great disguise.|
|Great fall outfit!|