I know. I know. Ruffle sleeves have been in for awhile and this pattern has been sewn a lot already. But my other one was stolen, so of course I had to replace it and I had the perfect retro rayon print… plus, I just like it and the fabric makes me feel happy when I look at it. I like happy. The pattern is Simplicity 8602 and the fabric is a rayon retro print from Joel Dewberry. It had been at Fabric Town In Ventura for ages and I always admired it. Then it was on sale and it was the last yard on the bolt so I bought it and it sat in my stash for about six months .
I made the longer version of the pattern because the last time I made the short view it was a little too short. But this one was too long and looked too boxy in the longer length . So I made it three inches shorter. Waistlines are higher now, so I’m loving a shorter top to wear with the new styles. I sewed the top in a size 12 D cup and made no fitting changes. It’s a quick project and great for a beginner.
I used the rolled hem on my serger to finish the ruffle edges.
Yesterday Isabelle came over and I worked with her to create a pattern for a top she wants to make and sell. I was like “Woah there , first you need to learn to sew before you start a business selling fitted peasant blouses!” Aaah, the exuberance of youth, right? We worked on her design and started to finally get somewhere after the second muslin, but she was then invited to a really fun party, so she left poor old me in my sewing room for greener pastures.
But it was really nice spending time in the work room with my now grown up daughter, and I was so glad that one of my kids has finally been bitten by the sewing bug!