Simplicity 1366: oversized hack in white denim with a shoulder seam zipper

I just can’t stop with this Cynthia Rowley pattern, Simplicity 1366. It is seriously the most perfect blank canvas. My other makes of this pattern are here, here, here, and here.

For this version, I made the following changes:

  • dropped the shoulder seam by a further inch
  • added an extra inch to the neckline side of the shoulder seam
  • dropped the bottom of the armscye by about 1.5″
  • added a feature zip to a shoulder seam
  • made some wide bias binding for the neckline, folded it over, stretched it slightly and attached it like I would a knit neck band
  • lengthened the arms to extra, extra long. I wanted to roll these sleeves up.
  • lengthened the back bodice piece but kept the front piece short. I added extensions to the bottom of each side seam so I could hem little slits in each side.


Here is the top photographed untucked and with the sleeves left long to help you get a better visual of the modifications I made and how these relate to the top’s actual shape. I won’t be wearing it this way in real life, but I needed the length in those arms to create the bulky, rolled up look you see in the earlier photos. I paired the top with my favourite leather skirt.

 




6 thoughts on “Simplicity 1366: oversized hack in white denim with a shoulder seam zipper

  1. Lovely lovely top! Love the fit/style adjustments you made to this one! I can see it pairing well with lots of different bottoms.
    But I have to be honest, I’m really here for that leather skirt…. siiiigghhhh…. I could just stare at that beauty all day…Thanks for letting me get another eyeful!!

    1. Thank you Sallie! I thought the same about your white leather skirt. Love at first sight – and oh the beauty of that neat invisible zipper and waistband. So lovely!

  2. Dang, Debbie! I seriously heart this pattern hard- you always make it look fresh and fun! I finally picked up a copy after seeing all your great versions- I can’t wait to make it up!

  3. This is easily my favourite of all your versions of this pattern! And like Sallie – thanks for showing us the skirt again (please don’t refashion it!!!)

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