Pattern Review – Simplicity 3964

Am I crazy? I had second thoughts about posting this pattern review, seeing that the temperature has dropped suddenly…brrrrrr! It was literally 5 days ago that I wore this top, one sunny and perfect day for the road trip with Greg and the girls, down south to Melbourne for Easter celebrations with family.

Here I am at our pitstop in Holbrook wearing a new top I made using our Liberty of London cotton lawn – Wiltshire Olive and Built By Wendy pattern – McCalls 3964. I’ve had the pattern in my collection for a while and have been inspired to make it finally after seeing this version on Pinterest.

For my top I cut the size 12 and made some minor alterations, like eliminate the gathers at the front yoke edge near the armholes – here I placed the pattern pieces together and recut the armhole. At the back I redistributed the gathers to the centre back, instead of gathering close to the side back as the pattern stated, it looks a lot nicer this way and I lengthened the top by approx 5cm.

I’m really happy with how it turned out and that I had one day to wear it out before putting it away for next summer!