Thursday, June 28, 2007

Simplicity 4020 Kimono Top

I finally made the kimono wrap top that has been so popular on PatternReview. I cut this out before I went to visit Owen (and parents) in May along with another project. I've been so busy with relearning how to use my embroidery software and helping DH with his computer that I haven't had time to sew. I feel like a computer geek lately. But finally I got back to this and I'm so glad I did. I love this top. I finished it and then wore it all day.

I cut out size 8 at the top and extended to @14 at the sides and sleeve length. I dropped the underbust seam 1 inch. I had trouble when sewing on the neck band. Either I forgot to lengthen it as per the underbust extra inch or I stretched the bodice piece. Whichever it was the band was a half inch short. I tried to get it into the empire seam but it looks like I pulled it a little bit as it wrinkles at the seam. Not too obvious I hope.

The underarm seam that joins with the underbust seam is awkward and a little tricky to get it together correctly. The instructions did not address this issue.


dawn said...

It looks great! It might be better that the band was 1/2" shorter. That way the body of the top is eased a bit over the bust, right? That's the way I'd look at it.

Sharon said...

The fabric you choose is perfect for this top! And the top looks great on you.