I made another Simplicity 1469! This time in top form for the wardrobe contest!
I used a cotton/spandex jersey from Girl Charlee (no longer available on their site, but I reviewed it here) and am very happy with the outcome this time.
With my last version, which was a dress, I cut a medium. It was just too big everywhere. For this one, I went to a small. It’s looking a little more strained on the belly, but the fit in the shoulders and “waist” is so much better. And, because the fabric is so stretchy, I’m not worried about
There are also these weird creases in the back, but the top is comfortable on, so I’m just not going to sweat it.
To reinforce the neckline edge, I used the method recommended by Aleah in the comments on my last 1469 post: I serged clear elastic onto the wrong side of the neckline edge. I’m happy with the result and really think it will be very durable.
I had a little trouble with some puckering on one side of the neck, but it’s not horrible: a combination of trying to figure out the correct differential feed with my serger to use for the elastic and then the correct tension/differential to use with the coverstitch machine.
Wardrobe Contest Completion Progress: 5 of 8
Days left until deadline: 9