Light-weight Sleeve Top

The sewing phase continues with a switch to dressier tops. Within the last couple of days, I’ve completed two. The first one is depicted below.

Ruffled Knit Top

This top was made using Simplicity Sew Simple 1831 pattern. It is done up in a Jersey Knit fabric. As you can see, it is a sleeve top. The armholes were done in a bias trim using the same fabric as the blouse. A bib of three rows of short ruffles were added to the front neckline with the top row sewn into the neckline facing. This blouse can be completed in one afternoon. I think it will be ideal for traveling as the Jersey knit fabric packs well and won’t take up too much room in a suitcase.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy
    May 20, 2013 @ 08:21:15

    This looks perfect for the summertime heat! Very cute.


  2. Vickie
    May 17, 2015 @ 11:31:19

    I bought this pattern, cut it out, started sewing and discovered that only one page of instructions was included! I’m going to try to figure out how to assemble it without the instructions!


    • redbamsews
      May 17, 2015 @ 15:49:55

      The confusing part of this pattern for me was the mini ruffle. The directions were not that explicit. I had to study the pattern picture to figure out what I wanted to do. Handle it like you would a pillowcase finishing the top seam before sewing the gather stitch. Then transfer the placement lines onto you front bodice and just attach.


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