Simplicity 1589 - A Pattern Review Deer to My Heart (aka the Jagermeister top)
I was really depressed about winter ending in early February this year (I hate California!) so I decided to make some spring/summer things to cheer me up. I recently bought Simplicity 1589 on a whim - I liked the back cutout but don't often wear loose fitting blouses.
I cut a size 10 based on the ease and the final garment measurements and cut view A, with the open back. Before I cut the fabric I shortened the bodice 1". Speaking of my fabric, it was a crazy Echino decoro cotton sateen I bought a while back from Fabricworm:
I am a sucker for deer fabric for some reason...especially if they're wearing eyeglasses. When I got this, Tim pointed out that it looked like the Jagermeister logo:
So this is my Jager blouse.
This was easy to sew - its pretty basic and its a 'learn to sew' pattern so the instructions are very clear and explicit, if I was a new sewer I would have appreciated them! I sewed this up in about an hour or so, it's pretty fast!
|My deer are ready for their close-up|
|Front view - not too blousy. I actually like it! I wouldn't wear it with the full skirt I have on above though, it would have to be more fitted.|
|I LOVE the back! LOVE. The open part is perfectly placed with respect to bra straps, which is nice. Love the back...|