Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Simplicity 2599

This top was made with the fabric that I intended to use with the top of Vogue 1247, there wasn't enough fabric so I used the Simplicity 2599 thinking that I could still wear it with the skirt tucked in.
The picture was taken at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. What a fun museum! Highly recommend it!
 I did not use the facings, I made bias binding with batiste in white since I did not have enough fashion fabric. The back seam has no shaping, I kept it in since I wasn't sure if I could pull the top over my head without an opening (I can). I added a little bit of shaping at the waist in the back seam.
 I also used the binding in the armholes.

The ruffles I made using my serger. I love how you finish the edge and gather at the same time. It took me a while to get them right, but it was worth it!

I leave you with a couple more pictures of the museum.


  1. Another cute addition to your wardrobe and the pictures of the museum are wonderful.

  2. OMG I just learned how to make ruffles on my serger, on Sunday night. It's amazing!!!!
    Your shirt looks great!

  3. Gorgeous top, perfect ruffles and the color looks so great on you.

  4. Love your top and agree with you that bindings work better than facings. Love the artist photos too.

  5. Que hermoso top, perfecto para el verano!!! Me encanta el color y la luz que desprende.
    Tengo que intentar hacer eso con la remalladora, yo siempre soy perezosa de andar haciendo ajustes en las tensiones de los hilos, pero al ver esto me has animado a hacerlos.

  6. That's a great outfit. Love the top, all ruffley and feminine.

  7. That's a beautiful colour blue. Your top looks great paired with white.

  8. What a gorgeous top! I love the ruffles and your fabric choice -- perfect for a trip to the museum!

  9. What a fun top! The ruffles are such a cute little top. I like how neat your binding is. I need to start cutting mine narrower, I think.


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