Simplicity 1325; or, it's the little details that count

It's the start of a new year and already some pretty exciting things are happening! Namely, it's Jungle January over at Pretty Grievances and also it's the start of the PatternReview.com Pattern Stash contest. Obviously, if I can merge both together, that's best, right? Enter Simplicity 1325.

I know, I know- right after I complain about not liking to work with knits, I jump right in with a tee shirt. And, once again, I can't help but feel like something's "off" in the final product. Maybe it has to do with the amount of ease at the bottom hem in this top; I actually considered making it smaller but decided that it's really quite comfy and to leave it as is.

Side note: does it look like I'm trying too hard in my photos? Because I totally feel like I'm trying too hard. It could also be that I'm not happy with my weight so I'm just never happy with my photos.

The one thing I did do to this top that I really like is I added some silver trim to the neckline. JoAnn's was having a huge clearance sale on trims so I was able to get loads of trim for 25 cents/yard (awe yeah!). I ended up catchstitching the cord to the neckline.

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Overall, it's super comfy, and a top I can wear for work so it's more or less a win all around!