|2010 version Simplicity 2603|
I made the "short" version of Simplicity 2603 during the late summer and early autumn of 2009 when it was a sew along on Patternreview. As my review stated, I was mostly happy with the result. So here we are a year later and I have hardly worn the sparkly grey version (and never wore the blue slinky version in my review.) Ok, what's the risk...go ahead, chop off pieces in a few places and now I'm thrilled. Much less fabric around my neck and down the front, shorter length is a better proportion and now I have a light, swingy sweater like third layer jacket. Is it sewing? Is it refashioning? I don't care what you call it, I'm happy to reclaim and enjoy this pattern. Now I see a few more in my future....and ones which I will actually wear.
|2009 version Simplicity 2603|
|Removed 4" from neckline, 2 " from length and 2 inches across front diagonal.|