I selected Simplicity 1716 view F for my first new top. I really like the fit of Simplicity knit tops. They seem to really suit my figure. I especially like the fact that the shoulders and neck are small enough not to gape. I used a very light weight cotton/spandex blend jersey that I purchased from Mood Fabrics last year some time. They do not have any left in stock.
Here are some pictures of the finished top:
First on Lynntu, I love the draped front.
The side seams are gathered using stretched elastic sewn to the side seam allowances.
I had enough material left that I made an infinity scarf out of the remnant.
And doubled around the neck. Not sure I would ever wear the scarf with the matching top, but it is interesting how well the scarf sort of blends into drape of the cowl neck.
Now on me! I did the usual adjustments I have to make. I took 1" out of the length at the waist since I am both short and short-waisted. That is usually enough to make the top hit at a flattering place on me and that was the case with this top. I also, as usual, had to cut the sleeves off by 3" to make them short enough. It is hard to see it on this patterned fabric, but I used my cover stitch machine to do the hems on both the sleeves and the body of the top. I serged all the other seams. I only needed my regular machine to add the elastic at the side seams. I used clear elastic to both stabilize the shoulder seams and to gather the side seams.
And another closer view of the front:
I really like how this top fits and it is very airy and breezy and easy to wear. I like the other views on this pattern as well and I can see making more garments from this pattern.