{sewing} Simplicity 1202 raglan top

Hello again! Scotland was F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! It was our first caravan trip of this year - the weather has been so crappy! - and the first in our shiny, new, big one. We loved it.
Just  before we went, I made this simple top with what I had left from my Susie blouse
Simplicity 1202 top

It came from Simplicity 1202, which I think I got with a magazine.

I stumble upon it on my desk and decided to try it out on a whim. It didn't need a lot of fabric - I think I only used a metre. And you know what? I bloody love everything about it! I cut a straight size 10 and I'm very pleased with how it fits me.
Simplicity 1202 top
It's raglan sleeves - my very first - which were so easy to put together. I have recently had a *miserable* time inserting a set-in sleeve into a dress, so by comparison, the raglan here was a piece of cake!
Simplicity 1202 top
And look how lovely it fits! As I said, the top is super simple so there are no facings - bonus! - and the neckline is finished with a bias strip. 
Simplicity 1202 top
The only closure is a button and slit at the back neck, but it can be slipped on and off without like a t-shirt. I really enjoyed making the slit and I'm quite chuffed with the way it turned out. My rouleau loop is not too shabby either.
Simplicity 1202 top
There's not much left to say on the fabric other than I'm just as impressed with it as last time. Soft, drapey and very easy to handle.

In other news, I'm making great progress on my Lauriel. Only have the sleeves to finish now!

See you soon!

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