{Made} Paisley Pixie Pullover Top - Simplicity 2594


Remember when I fell in love with the April Johnson for Pattern Runway fabric at Joann's in 2011? Well... I've finally made a top that is perfect for the warmer weather coming our way and just the right amount of paisley. Here it is, the Paisley Pixie Pullover Top, made using Simplicity's Easy-to-Sew 2594 pattern, version F.


Let's review this pattern:

Pattern Used: Easy-to-Sew Simplicity 2594, Version F

Size Made: For the most part, when items are not fitted, as with this shirt, I am a standard size 10 in Simplicity's patterns. I made no adjustments to the size of the pattern prior to cutting.

Fabric: According to the pattern envelope, 1 5/8 yards of 60" fabric is needed to complete this shirt. As with most of the big 5 patterns, I would suggest that you "creatively" cut this pattern using only 1 1/2 yards of fabric that is 60" wide. Fabric used for this project is from the April Johnson for Pattern Runway collection at JoAnn's.

Notions: 
Thread
2 - 5/8" Buttons

Difficulty of Pattern: This pattern was rated as easy by Simplicity. I would agree with this; however, I think that if you are just learning to sew, you may want to begin with some of the other versions on this pattern.


Time to Complete: 
Cut Pattern - Approximately 15 minutes - not too many pieces!
Cut Fabric from Pattern - Approximately 15 minutes.
Sew and Assemble Top - Approximately 1.5 hours. 

Machines Used: I am getting to the point where I can barely sew a garment without using my serger to "clean up" the seams inside. Therefore, I used the sewing machine, as well as the serger.

Alterations/Changes Made to the Pattern:  I did not change the pattern at all. However, I would suggest tacking the sleeves so that the underside of the fabric does not show. 

Yeah/Nay: I would really like to try cutting the pattern slightly smaller and perhaps using a solid knit to make the top. Finish it with some contrasting buttons and it would be adorable!

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Tips/Suggestions: As mentioned earlier, I would suggest tacking the gathers on the sleeve so that the underside of the fabric does not show through. This could easily be done by hand or on the machine.

Not sure what to wear this with yet.. maybe a springy, lightweight khaki or tan jacket and some jeans? What would you suggest?

Tiffany

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