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Simplicity 1699 Complete...

I'm all done with this one....

I'm not sure I'll do it again.  I love the color (fuchsia).  I also loved the embroidery detail on the linen blend.  I used that piece on the top and a plain (non-embroidered) version for the pants.  I love the pants  in this pattern and will likely use it again.  I will, however, move the zipper from the side to the back.  The pants are a good fit--even thought I tend to wear my slacks a bit loose.  

The top is another story....  I love peplum tops and this one is really cute.  However, I'm not sure that a "full-busted" girl should wear a jewel neckline w/embroidery.  It just seems like waaaaaaaay too much fabric happening above the waist to cover "the girls!"  Perhaps it just me, but a few times I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and thought I saw a "bright pink version of the Michelin Man driving an ice cream truck...."  It's just a whole lot of pink moving at one time!  LOL!!! 

Print/embroidery detail








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  1. I like the outfit. Love the pink on pink color palette.

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    1. Thanks Faye...and it gave me a chance to wear my floral shoes! :-)

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  2. You look really nice! Great job.

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  3. Ooooo, I love this color! Great pattern--I think I'll have to give it a try!

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    1. Thanks Peggy...I do think it's a great pattern, and it sews up very easily!

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  4. Hi Mocha,if you feel it is too much pink and too much of it - you could always wear the top with a jacket if you feel it is too expansive across the chest. Also, wear a long necklace. You could also pair if with a pair of white trousers, with the long necklace.

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    1. Oooo...I like that SarahLiz! The long necklace w/white slacks sounds very cute! Thanks, Vita

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  5. I think you look great. I do see what you mean about it being a lot of pink. Lol. Cute!!!

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  6. LOL at the Michelin Man comment. But really, it looks great. I think the peplum balances it out. If you want to tone down the pink, maybe wear pieces seperately. Pair them up with navy, khaki, white, etc. and a long statement necklance or something. Your options are endless. I love the pink on you, good color for you!

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    1. Thanks Zeva...I am going to try the white slacks idea. That should work well with my floral shoes, too!

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  7. I really think your answer is correct. The too much fabric issue is the problem for me, not to even mention that I am far to the right side of a D cup. I've had the issue with this type of top before, I was just hoping that this pattern would work out. Your words are worth much more than two cents, they are correct.

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  8. I agree with Sarah and Faye. To break up the pink, you can wear white or play with the jewelry. Every time I looked through the Simplicity book, I stopped at this pattern and passed. I am an F-G and wasn't sure how the cut would look on me in a woven.

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    1. LOL (F-G).... Yeah, my jury is still out on whether I'll do it again. But I will work with it and change up the styling a bit based on some of the input the team has recommended... :-)

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  9. Oh...I like it. I think it looks fantastic on you. There's hardly a shade of pink that I don't like and I love this shade. Love the details of the fabric too! Very nice!

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  10. well goodness girl anything you make looks great on you, I think the blouse would look good with or without the collar,love the design in the fabric,the color looks great on you
    Helen

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  11. I love the color and I think it looks great!

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  12. You ladies are so encouraging! Thanks so much!

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  13. Honestly, I think you look stunning. I think you need to re-evaluate your opinion of this outfit. Just say it: "I look AMAZING in this outfit". And enjoy!

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  14. It is a fabulous colour and outfit, I just love the little collar with the peplum.
    I hope you can mix up the pieces so you feel comfortable wearing it.

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