Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Simplicity 4022 - Sleeve or No Sleeve?

English version: click here -> Version française: cliquez ici ->

Hello, friends.
Thank you very much for your words and thoughts. What would I do without you? Thank you. :)

In between nursing a very sick companion, I took a much welcome break in my work this weekend and played with Simplicity 4022.
I am/was planning on making the same view that the model is wearing, with the bell sleeves. The fabric I'm using is a black and white Liberty lawn, very lightweight:

I only need to prepare and set in the sleeves and hem the top... But it turns out I'm undecided about the sleeves. When I tried the blouse for a last fitting before setting in the sleeves, Seb said it was cute as a sleeveless blouse.

(the top isn't hemmed yet and I'm not sure how long I want it to be).


By the way, I am wearing it here with my new Plain and Simple Everyday Pants (by Hot Patterns). I will photograph and review those properly as soon as I get my act together and hem them! I just felt more like starting a new fun project this weekend to refresh my mind.

The advantage to the sleeveless version is that I can wear the top in the summer, and layer it in colder weather, like here:
(I think I like it better layered over a top!)
Of course, I could (and would definitely) layer the top even if it had sleeves. But the sleeveless top might be more versatile.

Personally, I love the bell sleeves and am still thinking adding them might be the best option. I'm thinking the top would be classier and more distinctive with the sleeves. But Seb's remark made me waver, so I would be interested in your opinion. If you feel so inclined, please vote below. Thank you! :)


PS: I took these pictures with my self-timer, and used a tripod for the first time. My tripod is my new best friend!



Bonjour à tou(te)s. :)
Ce week-end, j'ai joué avec Simplicity 4022.
J'ai/j'avais l'intention de faire le même modèle que sur la photo, avec les manches pagodes. J'utilise un Liberty tout léger en noir et blanc :

A priori, il ne me reste qu'à faire et monter les manches et ourler le bas du corsage... Mais finalement je suis un peu indécise concernant les manches. Quand j'ai fait un dernier essayage avant de monter les manches, Seb m'a dit que le corsage était joli aussi sans manches.

(le corsage n'est pas encore ourlé, je ne suis pas encore sûre de la longueur que je veux lui donner).


Au fait, le pantalon que je porte est fait à partir du patron "Plain and Simple Everyday Pants"(Hot Patterns). J'écrirai un article à part quand j'aurai enfin ourlé le bord !

L'avantage de la version sans manches est que je pourrais porter le corsage en été, mais aussi quand il fait plus frais, avec un haut noir en dessous :

Personnellement, j'adore les manches pagodes et je me dis que le corsage serait plus chic et moins commun si je les rajoutais. Mais la remarque de Seb me fait hésiter. Alors je me demande ce que vous en pensez, vous :) Vous pouvez voter ci-dessous si vous en avez envie. Merci ! :)



PS: J'ai pris toutes ces photos avec mon minuteur (comme je dois souvent le faire maintenant que je vis seule la plupart du temps) et en utilisant un trépied pour la première fois. Celui-ci me change la vie !

30 comments:

Adrienne said...

I voted for sleeveless! You will love your tripod!!

supermollio said...

Love it!! It's darling as is!

Is Miss Cutie feeling unwell? Or is it Seb who needs nursing?

Either way, I hope for a quick recovery!

Love,
Molly

paco peralta said...

Oh!! Isabelle, sans manches please......Beautiful Top. A Hug. Paco

Kathryn said...

Hooray for the tripod! But I can't help you on the sleeves. Yes, the top is cute without them, but you started the pattern because it had cute sleeves. Glad to see you back at your lovely sewing.

Shashi Nayagam said...

I too like it without sleeves and it looks good when layered. Whatever you decide it will look good on you.

stacysews said...

Very cute! You're right, I definitely love the sleeveless version best.

Barbara said...

Seb is sick? I hope you're all feeling well now!!

I think it looks great without sleeves, though I'd definitely layer it at this time of year! :)

Hala said...

Hello my dearest ,
am glad to come over and read you after this vaccation of mine.....
i will try to catch up with the reading and indulge myself with your creativity....
take care
kisses

KarenV said...

The sleeves are cute, but I like the sleeveless version better, especially layered. Hope Seb? is better soon.

Summerset said...

I like it sleeveless better. More layer options that way!

Vicki said...

I think that as you have the fabric for the sleeves and YOU would like the sleeves, do the sleeves. Then get some more fabric to make a sleeveless version....and everybody wins!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I think the sleeveless is nice too, however you "seem" to be thinking/wanting sleeves :) so I would go with sleeves and make another one since it's such a nice style;) The fit is perfect and the pants look really good too. I love black and white outfits.

Berry said...

Est-ce qu'on peut voter deux fois? Je m'explique, j'adore les deux versions. Je trouve que la version sans serait parfaite pour l'été, voire le printemps et la version avec plus adaptée à maintenant. Mais si tu veux pouvoir le porter quelque soit la saison, mieux vaut le garder sans manche et superposer les couches ou pas... Allez c'est décidé, je vote 1 fois ;o)

Shannon said...

I think you look fabulous in it with no sleeves. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will look adorable on you!!

Mel.J said...

I like it without sleeves best.
You should find more fabric & have one each way. They will look quite different. I love the square neckline.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Well I voted for sleeves...guess I just gotta be different!

Lori said...

I voted sleeves, I just really like the look of them.

Good luck deciding.

Judith said...

It just looks great, I like it sleevless.

Tany said...

I LOVE IT as it is, dear Isabelle! (((HUGS)))

Karoline said...

I can't decide, I think it would look lovely either way. Guess that means you might need to make one of each LOL.

I hope whoever is ill feels better soon.

coonieandplume said...

J'aime les deux versions, alors ce n'est pas facile de te répondre... Dans les deux cas, ce sera très réussi :)

Je pense très très fort à toi et te fais de gros gros bisous.

Wendy said...

It looks like your vote is pretty evenly split! Me, I voted for sleeves...and then you can make another one sleeveless for summer LOL!

Karen said...

I think I’d like it better with the sleeves. But either way I’m sure will look cute.

Tracy said...

VERY cute top, Isabelle! I vote sleeveless--that way you're good for summer, but can do as you have for winter with a pretty sleeved top under! I like the fabric you've chosen too. Happy sewing ((HUGS))

Flo said...

Sans manche!!!mais l'autre est joli aussi.. mais non, je reste sur ma position: sans manche. D'autant plus que ça te permet de le porter de 2 façons. C'est aussi très joli avec un dessous noir.
ce tissu est vraiment très joli.
Nous pensons fort à toi.
Je t'embrasse.

LauraLo said...

I like it very much without sleeves and layered over another top. But... I bet those bell sleeves will look great on you (don't know why but they really are your style, in my opinion) so I vote for making another top with bell sleeves and keep this one sleeveless.

Lisbeï13 said...

Hello ma chère Isabelle !
Ce soir, c'est version en français et sans manche pour moi, please ... En fait, je trouve le modèle avec les manches vraiment joli, d'esprit très romantique, mais sur toi, et avec ce joli décolleté carré, le sans manche me plaît encore plus ! Du coup, il ne te reste plus qu'à en faire deux, un pour ta garde-robe printemps-été, et l'autre pour ta garde-robe automne-hiver !
Bravo pour tout ce que tu réalises, c'est magnifique !
Gros bisous et à bientôt !

Gosia said...

I think the sleeveless version is cute, but the sleeves are what really makes it. I'd put them in :)
Of course making another one would be a very tempting option for me ;) ;) ;)

designdreamer said...

I voted for "with sleeves" but I DO like it without also. Since I know how expensive liberty fabric is, and I'm guessing you have just enough for the sleeves, I would add the sleeves to this version, and make another sleeveless. I think that the contrast with the dark top layered underneath is what many of us like also, so . . . I'm going to suggest you add some dark trim a la the pattern envelope. JMHO.

La Bergère Brodeuse said...

J'adore les deux versions Isabelle. En fait, j'en ferais deux copies, une avec manche et une sans manche. Je trouve que la longueur présente te va bien, surtout lorsque tu le portes avec le chandail noir en dessous. J'espère que tout ira mieux pour toi et les tiens. Je vous garde tous dans mes prières. Porte-toi bien :-)