(wow I do a good bucktooth impression)
I got a slew of Simplicity patterns at the latest Joann sale ($2 each!), so I've been working my way through them. So expect some more tops and pattern reviews. This is Simplicity 2593, view D. The fabric is Anna Maria Horner Little Folks Voile Four Square Sea. Her voile is a dream to work with, albeit a teensy bit slippery. It's soooo (oooo) comfortable, too.
I shortened the sleeves a little bit, and they were still too long for my taste so I sewed up two tabs (two rectangles sewn RST, one end open. Turn right sides out and press, then I pinned it where I wanted it, sewed it down, then sewed a button on top to hide the stitches), to shorten the sleeves a little bit. I really like the added detail. I'm all about simple clothing with little details.
I'm not sure if I'm pledging allegiance, or covering my bra strap. Hmmm...
Anyways, the pattern and fit were great! It doesn't have any darts either, which simplifies it even more. I do think I'll bring in the neckline a little bit next time I make this pattern-it gapes a little too much for my comfort level. (I'll just have to wear a wide strapped tank I guess) I sewed it in a size 12. (I'm usually an 8 or 10 in regular clothing, but patterns seem to run large)
Shazam. Beat that awesome face. Just don't hurt yourself tryin'.