I have had Simplicity 2599 in my stash since it was released a couple of years ago. It was one I liked instantly because of the variations to the neckline. I cannot say why it has taken me so long to make it, but I will be making more.
|Ruffled neckline details|
Here is my review of this super easy pattern.
Pattern Description: Easy loose fitting top with neckline and sleeve variations. I made view E
Pattern Sizing: 12-18. I made a size 12 because that was the smallest I had. I ended up grading down to about an 8 by reducing the sides by 4 inches.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, but without the bow.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, for as much as I used them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It is a very simple, timeless design. I liked the variations and ease of construction.
Fabric Used: A polyester silky fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I reduced the sides by about 4 inches because my pattern was too big. I omitted the bow on the neckline and edge finished the ruffle with my Serger.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely be sewing this again. I suggest others make it too!
Conclusion: This is a great pattern and wardrobe builder.