Simplicity 1366 is a pattern I have been keen to try since last summer. I had previously made Grainline Scout and had a lot of use from all 3 tops. I only have one of those originals left so wanted a couple more tee type woven tops that are suitable for both weekend wear, or holiday wear as the case may be, but particularly to wear to work. What I liked about Simplicity 1366 is the darts in the bust.
When Spotlight had a recent pattern sale, I hopped online and placed my order. I can't be bothered with the queues at Spotlight at the best of times and usually find that the patterns I want aren't available when I get to the counter so this worked perfectly for me.
I cut the pattern to size 10 in the body and 12 over the hips. The fabric I chose was a lovely crepe fabric from Fabric Vision that I bought in the winter. I think the bright colours on a cold winters day are what sold it to me. It is a little thick but perfect for transitional spring weather.
After I made the top up I realised that it would be a tad too short once hemmed so I dug through my stash and found a light weight fabric in black and created a false hem. If I was to make more I would add a little more length to the top.
I am a little bit underwhelmed by the finished top. I have worn it quite a bit, but I feel it is just too big. It needs a much smaller neckline on me and the shoulders are also too wide. If I made it again I would try to downsize it from my usual 10 to perhaps an 8. This is definitely one of those times I wish I hadn't cut my pattern!
I have just noticed while editing the above pictures for uploading that in the photo at the top, one of the photo bombers in the picture was very much deliberate. Can you spot that red shirt in the top photo?