Simplicity 2598 View E Knit Top
Pattern Description: Women’s Knit top and Cardi-Wrap with Front Variations. This is the plus size version of Simplicity 2603
Pattern Sizing: 18W to 32 W
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Sort of. I follow Ann’s blog (Gorgeous Fabrics). She blogged about the instructions to attach the collar band and I like her instructions. They made more sense to me. You can find her tutorial here.
Here’s a closeup of my collar band.
I also follow Pam’s blog (Off The Cuff ~Sewing Style~). She blogged about hemming knits. You can find her tutorial here – scroll down to 01/01/2009 entry Perfect Hems Every Time! Using Pam’s tutorial enabled me to hem the top with getting the tunneling that I usually get when I sew knit fabric.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The pattern is simple and using Ann’s and Pam’s tutorials made it a breeze.
Fabric Used: Poly/Rayon Knit from Gail K’s in Atlanta
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Other than using the tutorials mentioned above, I still had to do a FBA. I think I need to more adjusting on the FBA.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I like the wide shoulders which cover bra straps.
Conclusion: A great pattern and good wardrobe builder for the spring and summer.