As previously mentioned (and in celebration with Rae's Spring Top Sewalong) I will be using one pattern - Simplicity 2599 - to make 7 different tops. When I first saw this pattern I knew that it was one of those patterns that is a perfect staple to a collection. Take away the ruffles and roses and it is a simple top that can be transformed in so many ways. I love it when I have tried a pattern and get it exactly how I want it. Once it is there it becomes a great launching point for altering and embellishing to your hearts desire.
So for my first top I made the pattern just as recommended. You could call this my wearable muslin. I made view A without the roses. I used the cheapest fabric I could find - a polyester blend that was $1.29/yd. I wouldn't say that I love the fabric, but I do love the fit. I think that if I style it in the right way it could be pretty cute. I really didn't have to make any alterations - although I would say that I went down a full size according to my measurements. After reading other reviews of this pattern I new that it ran big and I agree.
Here it is - version 1 - my straight forward muslin: