One Pattern Seven Ways - #4

Here is my fourth shirt made from Simplicity 2599. I loved the striped fabric when I saw it and I wanted something nautical for the summer. Thought I would play with the stripes a bit.

To make this shirt I cut the front and back on the bias. I added 5/8" to the center front to make a seam down the middle.

To make the v neck I decided where I wanted the neckline to fall and then added 5/8" for seam allowance.

The neckline piece was made out of 2 inch bias strips sewed together and added to the top of the bodice pieces. The rest of the shirt was sewn up normally.


  1. Wow oh wow - what a great looking top!! What talent you have to be able to get those stripes all going the right way!!

  2. Love this one too! Great job lining up those stripes! I like the chevron look.

  3. This is awesome Kelli. I always read you posts to gain some knowledge & the new patters you are making on the regular basis. Really the chevron look rocks....
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