Friday, April 12, 2013

Simplicity 1699

Great pattern.  I meant to cut out the sleeve from view A but forgot and cut out view B so this is a real capped sleeve—like inspire you to get to the gym and lift some weight capped.  I’d love to make this again with the view A sleeve. Its cute though and goes together like a dream.  I added an inch above the waist and an inch the the peplum.  I wish I would have kept the original length on the peplum but not enough to re-hem and am happy with the above waist addition.  I made a size 10 and it fits well.  The back has an invisible zipper that I can just barely zip up without help.  The fabric is a cotton poplin I picked up from Farmhouse Fabrics.  I used 1.25 yards.  Total cost including zipper was around $20.00 except now I want some white capri length pants to go with it.  I don’t know how many peplums a closet can support but I want to make this pattern again.  IMG_0959 IMG_0935 (853x1280) IMG_0942 (849x1280) IMG_0955 (853x1280)


  1. So pretty and looks good on you! You're ready for summer.

  2. I'm totally going to make this for an author signing thing I have in San Fran this summer. Only i'm thinking I'll do the dress... Maybe in a cotton/silk blend b/c the fabric won't be a pain to work with lol.