According to the envelope, I am a perfect size 14. However, according to my muslin for Simplicity 2443 I am clearly not. This is a good picture to show the extra fabric at the waist and the gaping at the arm holes. I am cutting a size 12 next before I cut into my designed interlock for an upcoming post for Fabric.com (super excited about this knit).
* I have just finished the top in the size 12 and it fit well but there is still gapping under the arms. I am going to take up the straps about an inch for modesty but I want to eliminate the gapping at the same time. Hmmm....
You can really see the gapping in the above shot. It is drastic but I love this knit. It's a medium weight jersey, cotton. I must say I am loving the knits lately. It must be the walking foot and the ball point needles. I am totally into it. I am cutting the 12 out of my husband's now too small jersey striped polo shirt. It is too small for the facing strips but I will be able to cut all the top pieces out of it. It is going to look hot! I am matching it up with a brown interlock. The color doesn't match exactly but it is close enough.
Here's my Sewing Pattern Review