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Experiment gone right!

Sometimes I experiment and it all goes to hell. But sometimes I experiment and things turn out better than I expected.



I’ve had this pattern lying around for a couple of years. I’d originally bought it because of Options A & B, a totally 1980s-esque bat-wing top with sleeve-length and neckline variations. The chemise top and the Kimono-inspired tops were barely on my radar.

To date, I have made the chemise top:
new 1980s style blouse
and now the Kimono-style one, but I have yet to make the bat-wing top. I have some really awful purple-and-black lycra that I think will suit the bat-wing top perfectly, and it’s dreadful (not to mention free) fabric, so if it doesn’t work out, all I’m out is the time it took to cut it out and make it.

But given the success I have so far had with Simplicity 4020, I have high hopes. I have another piece of a really great burnt-orange knit that may end up in the bat-wing style, too, if the gaudy purple one works out.

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