Saturday, April 11, 2009

Simplicity 4076

Today I finally had time to snap a picture of a quickie project I finished earlier this week. This is Simplicity 4076, the very popular tee pattern. This is the cap sleeve, gathered front tee:


I thought of this pattern as soon as I saw this fabric, a fun, lime green zebra print! Unfortunately this project was only semi-successful (even though this particular pattern has over 100 reviews on PR!)

For one thing...the cap sleeves are tiny! I prefer another inch or two on my cap sleeves. (The pattern has several sleeve variations though, so that's an easy fix.) Also, it's very short, and the neckline was lower than I expected. I'm wearing a white tank under it.

My knit is also a single knit cotton jersey, with less than 25% stretch. I think I would like this one better with some more stretch to the fabric. Still...it's a cute tee. I'll wear it this summer I'm sure.

Now for the biggest mystery of all...I already have a TNT gathered front, short sleeve tee. The one from Ottobre 2/2007! Why in the world did I bother with another?? Something to ponder.

13 comments:

  1. Angie, your top does look cute and the fabric is darling. Sometimes we just have to try that new pattern, don't we?

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  2. Cute color. I tried that pattern last year because it was so popular on PR. It never worked for me either. That's before I discovered BWOF. Once you go Burda, you never go back??

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  3. I love this on you! I think it looks super over that white tank. Isn't layering all the rage these days anyway?

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  4. I had the exact same problems as you with that pattern - I couldn't really understand why so many people raved over it. Oh well, to each, her own, I guess. That said, your T looks great layered like that - so springy, fresh and fun!

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  5. Love the top, very springy! Sorry the pattern frustrated you, though. Curiosity killed that cat, huh?

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  6. The top looks great - love the green for spring. I like longer capped sleeves too but these still look good on you.

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  7. You look so young and fresh in that top. The layered look with the top showing underneath is just the way the 7th and 8th grade girls are trying to wear their uniform shirts at my school. FWIW, I couldn't make this t-shirt pattern work for me either. I'm sticking to the Ottobre.

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  8. It looks great. Your legs look a mile long in this pic so the short top must be doing something right for you. ;-)

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  9. Your top is adorable...I liked it on FB last night...I thought the white tank was part of the top...guess I need to put my glasses on...LOL) I guess sometimes we have to try a new pattern...I have a couple that got rave reviews at PR too that totally don't work for me!

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  10. very fun and cute top. u look great! It's ok to try a new pattern. I always did that too :)

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  11. Love it! It looks super cute layered like it is and I agree with Debbie - your legs look a mile long. So . . . .

    As for trying a new pattern? Well there's always the hope that this one will be "better." Too bad the hope was short lived. g

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  12. The top is very cute! I really like the layered look. I sets off the cute green top. You planned it being that short right? :)

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  13. You look so cute in this!

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