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Red, White and Lace: Simplicity 1199 Pullover Knit Top

This Simplicity 1199 knit top is modeled by my lovely daughter, who agreed to be photographed wearing the top only if I did not show her face. I get it, while I think she looks beautiful 24/7 (and trust me she does!)  she said she was having a  bad hair/bad makeup day. This top is a double layer top which worked out perfectly for the red striped fabric I used. The stripes are actually semi-sheer. Cool, huh?  I bought the red fabric at my favorite local fabric warehouse -- SR Harris -- without knowing exactly what I would sew. You never do that, right? The pattern, Simplicity 1199, has multiple views and is designed for knits. I found it to very loose-fitting. In fact, I originally cut and sewed this top for myself, but when my daughter stopped by and expressed how much she liked it I gave it her. Honestly, it fits (and looks) much better on her than it did on me. If you sew this, think about how much ease you want and choose your size accordingly. I sewed View D, but elimina

Throwback Thursday: July 1968 Simplicity Fashion News booklet

 Simplicity Fashion News Featuring July Patterns from 1968.  On the cover: Simplicity 7727 (shirt) and 7725 (skirt) Simplicity 7717 (left) and 7724 From left: Simplicity 7714, 7720, 7718 and 7721 From left: Simplicity 7722, 7729, 7722 and 7722 From left: 7730, 7715, 7732 and 7713 From left: Simplicity 7731, 7727 (shirt), 7726 (hipster pants), 7731 and 7731 From left: Simplicity 7743, 7741, 7742, 7738, and 7744 From left: Simplicity 7736, 7734 (blouse), 7735 (skirt) and 7737   Back cover: Simplicity 7760