Thursday, November 5, 2015

Drapey Top Love, Simplicity 1014

Simplicity 1014

Simplicity 1014, View B

Rayon lycra knit and velour knit
both from Fabric Mart
This rayon knit is very soft and super stretchy.  You could go down a pattern size and still have wiggle room.

For a simple knit top, this pattern required lots of alterations.

Front -
 Took out 1 1/2" from the center neckline, causing it to be too wide in the shoulders.
Added a FBA to get the width back from taking out of the center front.
Took out three huge chunks of fabric from the armseye.  The bottom of the sleeve would have hung at my waist without taking out all that fabric.

Back - 
Took out a chunk from the armseye length.

Sleeve - 
Did my forward rotated shoulder adjustment.  The photo shows where I cut and overlapped the pattern.

I used my serger and coverstitch machine and this top went together quickly.  (That is, after I spent a good while doing flat pattern alterations.)

Front pattern piece

back pattern piece

forward rotated shoulder adjustment

Back view of Simplicity 1014


The top is super comfy and great for Houston's fickly winter weather.  (It's still in the 80s.)

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