Rrrrruffles have rrrrridges

My oodles of free time (though oodles may be overstating) have enabled me to finish a new top of the rrrrufffled variety.  There are scads of embellishments on tops everywhere now, but despite it’s potential of being played out, I went for it.

Enter Simplicity 2599, an easy top with ruffle variations.  I made it even easier by omitting facings and cutting the ruffles doubled instead of narrow hemming (narrow hemming should be done by prisoners as punishment).  I made it from some odd swiss-dot (but not swiss dot) poly georgette fabric from my fave Fabrix and lined it with yummy poly crepe backed satin.  This is an easy pattern and one garment I’ll actually wear.  Fabric costs were about $8 so I don’t even need to wear it that often to get my money’s worth.

More details of this project are found in my review on PatternReview, but I’d heartily recommend this pattern to any newish type sewists, nothing hard here.


8 responses

  1. Love it! The best part is that it looks hard, without actually being hard. (According to you, but my sewing machine has this thing against me, I can barely thread the thing.)

  2. OK, I love all things Hercule Poirot, and of course David Suchet is the BEST. Can’t believe that pic of him in the shawl, how could I have missed that? Which episode, I’m dying to know?

  3. Lovely! Makes me want to go use the ruffle-tutorials in one of my latest sewing-books (Professional sewing techniques for designers) and go ruffle mad. Inspiring!

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