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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Simplicity 1104!

 I loved this pattern from the moment I saw it! Like had to have it kinda of love, lol! I would say that this pattern is not a quick make, like a hour or so pattern; however, it has just enough keep you interested! I thought that this pattern had a lot of things going to be a little top. For instance, the top is lined, it has darts, princess seams, invisible zipper, binding for the hem; I decided to leave the binding off.

I love how this is basically a peplum, but without
the peplum, genius, yes, no?! LOL!

 I used an 16 for the bust and graded out to a 18 at the waist. I wasn't sure how fitted this would be, and let's just say- I am glad to have had the extra room at the waist,lol! I used a micro stretch faille, never used this fabric before in my life, but hey, it went perfectly with my shoes,LOL! Don't act like I'm the only one that does this, lol! The fabric that I used had a bit of stretch, which I am so thankful for now, because the waist for ME was pushing it,so caution!  

I left off the hem binding, and opted for
a narrow hem :)..
 I had fun making this top. it was interesting but not tedious, ya know?! What I didn't like was the way  the pattern instructed you to do the binding, it was just weird to me, so narrow hem it was! I also thought that the armhole showed a little too much arm boobage, is that a thing? LOL! 

Inside of lining...The pattern is lined only at the
top, as there is not a waist seam. You can
make a full lining if that's your preference. 
 Overall, I think that this is a great pattern! I would say take your time to get those pleats darts right. I had to press mine while taking pictures, and I'm still unsure if I got it right,lol! I do like the finished top, but don't think that I need another one until I knock a few pounds off :). That's why there's not a picture of the back, those back pleats just made my butt look bigger than normal, bueno,lol! I hope someone else gives this one a go, because it really is a cute top! I just don't think this one is for me :(...

~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay
fearlessly fierce!
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  1. I love it! It looks great on you.

    I too fell in love this pattern as soon as I saw it.I want to make the dress version out of scuba or ponte knit (if I can ever find one that I like).

    1. Thanks Niema! I hope you get a chance to make this one up!

  2. Thanks for this review. This pattern is certainly on my list.

    1. I hope to see your version soon, think you will like this one!

  3. This top looks adorable on you. And no, you are not the only one who works an outfit around a pair of shoes.

    1. Thanks Natisha! Good to know that I'm in good company :)...

  4. You look gorgeous Candice as per usual and your work paid off resulting in a very cute top. What fabric did you use?

    1. Thanks Faye! And thanks for giving me a look see in your pattern box!

    2. I used micro stretch faille for the fabric...

  5. Beautiful... you look fantastic.

  6. I love that top!!! Yours looks better than the one on the pattern envelope!!!

  7. Simply lovely and you look gorgeous!

  8. Cute, cute, cute Candice and GREAT taste I shoes! 😉


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