I had a little leftover fabric so I made the removable cowl, too. I winged it on the cowl's dimensions because I didn't have too much fabric to work with:
When I sewed this top, I had to re-do the band because on the first go round, it looked stretched out. I'd never wear it like that, so I took it off, shortened the length of the band by around 2 inches, and sewed it again. I found it really strange that I had to do this because I cut it exactly the same length as the band for my red version, which was perfect. Oh well.
I like the way this top turned out, but I don't like sewing with crushed panne. It has a tendency to want to curl a little too much! As with the last one, I let the panne be panne and worked with its tendency to roll. I used a narrow rolled hand stitch for the hem and sleeves. And for the neckband, there was too much rolling to sew it the way I'd normally sew a neckband, so I opened up the band to a single layer, sewed it, then folded it over and sewed it to the neckline again.
I didn't have to do this with the red one. It's the same type of fabric, so I'm not sure why. But it all turned out fine, and I am happy with my workaround. Except for what I mentioned above, I sewed it exactly like the red one that I sewed earlier.
I have already worn this black one twice, and really like it. It's comfy and very flattering.
I really love the princess seams on this!
I also made one more of this top, and will share it when I take a pic of it.
I'm going to be working on five of the Simplicity 8545 camis this weekend. All of my fabrics are going to be from my stash. The pattern is for wovens, but the camis that I'm going to make will be a mix of wovens and knits.
Be back when they're done.