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Pattern Description: Simplicity 2593, a Cynthia Rowley pattern. Looks thusly:
Pattern Sizing: I have the 14-22 because I bought this pattern way back when I thought I was like a 40 in sewing pattern sizes. I am not a 40, as it turns out. I cut the 14. :)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for the foldy bits. Discussed below.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Totally. Easy as pie, this pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the simplicity (ha) of it. It's a great basic which lends itself to showing off great fabrics.
Fabric Used: Friggin' delicious stretch rayon from Fabric.com. They still have the pink colorway of this on clearance for $3.49 people. I am telling you - this fabric is a dream. Sooo soft and drapey and just stretchy enough. Love. And it's machine washable, aaaand dryable!
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: So I folded the neckline piece 6 times instead of the 4 times the pattern instructed. I couldn't tell you why though... what fool dare mess with Cynthia Rowley's genius?! I wish I hadn't because now it has more of a 'twisted' effect than an origami effect, like the original. But the hand sewing I did to attach this part to the shirt is laughable, so it would take like one swipe of the seam ripper to undo my sins.
Also, I used store-bought bias tape for the arms and neck. This fabric is way too slinky to be messing around with self bias binding. No way, Jose.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew this top again. It's so easy and fast and you could use really almost any fabric. Score. Recommended highly. :)
Conclusion: Great pattern! Go sew it!