Saturday, June 2, 2012
Summer Sweater Simplicity 2560
I sewed Simplicity Pattern 2560 View A. From start to finish the sweater only took a couple of hours to make.
I serged most of the seams except for the top stitching around the seam that joins the band to the sweater.
The pattern calls for 1/2" wide hems on the sleeves and sweater bottom. I took one good long look at that bottom hem and opted to add my own so-called designer touch, serged hems. And I am so glad I did! I used woolly nylon in the upper looper, lengthened the stitch and then serged around all hems. The end result looks great. The woolly nylon gives a beautiful smooth finish to the hems.
The bottom front and back are gathered at the top. Several reviewers of Simplicity 2560 did not like the gathering but I do like the effect the gathering gives the sweater.
The front band creates an asymmetrical line to the sweater by making it longer in the front than the back. I wasn't too sure I would keep the asymmetrical look and decided to 'sleep on it' last night. Now I like it so am keeping it.The sweater looks and feels pretty nice!