I’m going to preface this post by saying, I know patterns have recommended fabrics. They are clearly printed on the back of the envelope. I do read them, however sometimes I ignore them :). Sometimes this method works out quite well and sometimes this method creates garments either impossible, or darn difficult to get into and out of. But….if I can get in and out of it, I consider it a success and carry on lol. For this one, I could get in and out of it so, Yay! 🙂 If you don’t want to be very careful when putting this on, don’t do what I did. 🙂
As for what I did, Simplicity 1588 has a wrap front top pattern sized for stretch knits only. I ignored that instruction and made one out of a nonstretch chiffon left over from the Bernina 780 pattern wrap dress feature in my post here. I also did not use bias tape for the armholes. I used the fabric selvage as the front edge (which you don’t see as it’s part of the drape), and narrowed hemmed everything that wasn’t french seamed. I wasn’t sure it would work out, but it did. This was the first iteration, and I didn’t make a muslin first, so I will probably lengthen the top the next go round. I also didn’t feel like changing into a pink bra so I put on a tank top underneath for coverage. Generally speaking, I prefer nonstretch fabrics to knits and will most likely make this again this way.