This top is hidden on the pattern envelope. It is S2603. The cascade front knit jacket was the main seller. Along with the jacket is a little sleeveless knit top that only took a yard of fabric for my size.
Someone (sorry I forgot who) did a post on this top and I knew I had the pattern. When I read that it only took a yard of fabric, I knew I had to give it a try.
Here is how I styled it during the summer. White shorts with a cardigan for cool nights.
S2603 for knits only
You can see the neck detail. There is a neck band that needs to be interfaced. The front gathers give the top interest. Armholes are finished by turning under 5/8 inches and stitch down. I used my twin needle on all finishes.
At www.gorgeousfabrics.com you will find a tutorial in the month of September 2009 for how to attach the neckband in an efficient manner.
I used a knit fabric from Walmart. It is not a very good quality, but I really like the polka dots! It was ok to use to try out the pattern, but I don't think the fabric will wear well.
The directions are very clear (there aren't many). And again I follow the above mentioned tutorial for the neckband. I also, curved the side seams at the waist. I don't like a boxy fit on my body.
Will I make it again? Yes, I did. I still need to hem it. Fall sewing has put it on the wait list.
Now this B5495 was a wadder. First I cut the wrong size. I took this to the beach with me to sew. I realized that not only was it too small, but I forgot the pattern piece that pulls the front together. Well that pattern piece is just a rectangle shape. I drafted my own rectangle, but the whole top just did not work. I did not like the fabric.
Will I try it again? Yes, I will. Most of the problems were my fault.
News from Dharmaville:
DD is made it safely to Indonesia to begin her service to the Peace Corp. She loves it. She is teaching English as a second language to high school girls. She told me that is totally used to seeing a whole family riding a motorcycle around the town! Washing her clothes by hand and hanging them on a wall to dry are keeping her busy.
DS started his first year at York College. He is playing lacrosse. His major is Secondary Education.
My brother and sister-in-law brought home their daughter from Ethiopia this summer. Sintayu celebrated her first birthday this month! It was a great time of fellowship. She is a sweet addition to our family.
Our home is a little empty, but we are getting used to it!