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Saturday, 25 April 2009

Simplicity 4076 Gather Neck Top Finished

The Simplicity 4076 gather neck top is now finished. I started it this morning and have worked on it a little bit at a time through the day.

I think I may have slightly overdone the gathering as the neck is quite snug, but its a good top for causal days.
Its made using a remnant of teal t shirting from Abakhan fabrics in Preston. It sews quite nicely except the edges curl like mad and it does not have a lot of stretch.
I have put 7/8ths sleeves on - straight instead of the flared ones on the pattern. There is a centre back seam so I could angle in at the back neck and flare out for the hips/butt.


Jenni said...

Another lovely top. The gathers are really cute. Congratulations on completing your SWAP, and a bit earlier than you thought possible too. Hope your cold is over with soon... such miserable things colds.

Rhoto said...

You have a COLD & you made a new top during the day??!! Jeepers!! I do well to get one, wee step of a project done in a day...
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

gwensews said...

Nice top--love that color! Great job, again.

Clare said...

nice top...it's your colour! I'm sure I have this fabric from Preston Abakhans too! I made a similar style top but from a New Look pattern with it.

RuthieK said...

Clare yes, it is from Abakhan Preston, and I remember you liking the colour on me when I held it up to my face! So great pick for me :-)