After feeling cruddy for days on end, I got a little bit of my mojo back today and decided to work on a top for me. It will be one of my pieces in the SWAP/Wardrobe Planning contest on Pattern Review. Now I have no idea if I can actually get all 11 garments made before the July 31st deadline (this is only item #2, item #1 was a light blue twist top), but I'm going to give it the 'ol college try. I really need some solid colored basics to go with the rest of my wardrobe. I often find cute prints and and will make a top or skirt, but then in the end, I don't have a lot of mix and match options. For the SWAP I plan to sew items that will go with the things I currently have in my closet, plus go with each other too. I have ideas of most of the things I will sew, but a few things are still up in the air.
Today's garment is a top from Simplicity 3759 made in white cotton/lycra knit fabric. The top turned out pretty good, my only dislike is I feel like the sleeves are a bit pointy. I think it more has to do with my shoulder/arm shape than the actual pattern (I have a forward shoulder and usually make an adjustment to the pattern to correct this fit for this, but a raglan sleeve is more forgiving and doesn't require this alteration). It's nothing major and will not keep me from wearing my new top. You can see a review I posted of this pattern on Pattern Review.