Sunday, June 9, 2013

One more time, Simplicity 4020

 I (Major Moma) made a bunch of things in the mad dash before the movers came to pack up my house hold goods (If you had not read, I am moving.) so that the blog would not go quiet when I wasn't sewing for months on end.

This, like all the non-crocheted items, is one of those projects.  When the pictures were taken, it was just barely above freezing!  I was so cold, but I was determined to get some good pictures on a rare sunny day.  It was the coldest, darkest winter in Germany since at least 80 years ago!

Simplicity 4020 view C

This tank is yet another version of the ever versatile Simplicity 4020 which I have posted about here and here.  This time I made view C in a slubby knit that is just a tad sheer.  It is nice and light weight and now that the weather is warmer, I will get lots of use out of it.

It has gathering at the shoulders in the front but flat in the back which makes a nice interesting detail without adding a lot of volume or bulk.  The neckline is faced and to me, it is the perfect depth.

I really like the treatment of the 'sleeves'.  They are not really sleeves but rounded strips that are sewen a bit like a binding.  It allowed it to have the feel of a tank but give my fair skinned shoulders a bit more protection from the sun.  It is also a great shaping detail for someone like me that has very small shoulders.

Simplicity 4020 view c, backSo, this will likely be the last Simplicity 4020 in a while, but, you never know when I might try another version.

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  1. This is my favourite of the tops you've made from this pattern. It is super flattering and looks great on you :)

  2. Looks great on you! Good job!

  3. I love this as a tank! The not-really-sleeves are incredibly cute without being cutesy and would be more flattering than a bona fide tank top on my weirdly broad shoulders. It also looks super comfortable. Is that black or navy? I see a lot of Simplicity dresses on Kollabora, the crafting and DIY community I'm part of, but not many of their tops for some reason. I'd love to see this over there!


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