Simplicity 1589 is a handy ‘learn to sew’ pattern that I’ve chosen this Summer to use leftover fabric one more time.
The square back detailing on View A ‘had me at hello’.
This is a ‘Learn to Sew’ pattern so I followed each step to the letter to learn some new techniques – binding and curved hem finish.
|I couldn’t leave these remnants any longer.|
|WIP photo of version no1 using store bought bias tape.|
This is a very forgiving sleeveless top with scoop neckline and a-line fit. Great for hot humid weather. This style is drape just enough for my height.
|The instructions show you to sew 1.5cm from the hem before you start turning it under for a smooth finish.|
I made the 8 size and after wearing it, I removed the pre-made bias binding.
The neckline sits much better using self-made bias. The store bought bias had less give and the neckline looked ‘strained’.
The instructions were easy to follow and there were helpful diagrams with the instructions.
Initially I did a forward shoulder adjustment.
Frankly a long flowy top is better than a shorter flowy top that flashes my tummy when the wind picks up.
I’m now thinking this pattern would make a great nightie – if I extend the body length by 10cm. I do like the curved hem, now that I’ve learnt how to sew this properly.