Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sewing: Simplicity 2593

Simplicity 2593 is a Cynthia Rowley pattern (that apparently just went out of print--when I bought it about 2 months ago it wasn't out of print but it appears to be now). I am enjoying making skirts and dresses but I wanted to try a new type of garment, and I really liked the twisty neckline on this particular top.

I had picked a fabric that is a little out of character for me, a bright large floral pattern that I got at Jo-Ann's. I thought the pattern was reminiscent of Liberty of London patterns, but without the price tag.
The hardest part about the pattern was getting the collar to sit properly. If/when I make this pattern again I think I would do it differently. Regardless, after I finished, I had a photo shoot on my balcony.

Below you will see my grey cat, Eleanor on the balcony railing. She is my little gymnast, balance beam specialist. Scares the crap out of me sometimes but she's never fallen.

There was some bird poop on the railing. Guess I should clean that up, or hope the rain does it.
I look so skeptical in this photo. I don't know why.


  1. This top reminds me a little bit of one of The Sew Weekly's 7 Days of Sorbetto tops. ...except the pattern is free to everyone (yay). Nice job!

  2. Love the shirt, it looks great! I've browsed through your blog & you're very talented!! :)