I have decided to start sewing for myself again—after about 20 years! For a while I thought I needed a dress form first, or to lose a few pounds…but really, that’s silly, isn’t it? I’m pretty satisfied with the way this basic top turned out. I have wondered if it looks at tad too small/tight, but it’s really quite comfortable the way it is. Comments and suggestions on fit welcome. Simplicity 2599.
A few things I changed—or will change next time:
Lengthened the sleeves to 3/4 length.
The bust darts need to be about 1/2 inch lower. Maybe more. (Although it looks like I was trying to stick out my chest in this photo, I assure you, I was only trying to stand up straight).
I added a long curve to the back seam in an attempt to reduce the bunching up of fabric in the back. Not sure it worked out the way I wanted it to. Also, I will make the keyhole opening at the top a bit smaller. It gapes. (See top photo).