Update and response to Simplicity pattern comments

I am making good progress on the refurbished Simplicity 2599 pattern.
I had problems with Simplicity 2594, another top pattern. The fullness is in the waist to hip area. The pattern is straight through those areas thus giving the top a boxy shape; at least on me it is. I normally cut a 14 in the upper chest area and then taper to 16 from bust to hip. With this pattern, I ended up cutting a 14 from shoulder to bottom on the second front and back pattern pieces. I still have fullness in the back and took a slightly deeper seam just below the opening area.
All I have left to do now, is hem the top and attach the ruffle edge around the neckline. I think I will leave off the tie as I think it will be too long and my fabric is silk dupioni and the tie will look somewhat thick. I still may try the rose in place of the tie.
Several commented that they have had issues with some other Simplicity patterns being too big. This is the second top I have made and my last one was too big also. I don't seem to have issues with dresses or skirts made from Simplicity, especially the Project Runway patterns. And to think I dished those patterns when they first came out!!! Now I really like them.
I wish Simplicity would print the waist and hip measurements on their top patterns. This way you can visualize the ease that has been added. More later.


  1. Could pinning in vertical darts, front and back help?


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