This top is deceiving. It looks pretty sophisticated (to me anyway) but is really simple. It's Simplicity 2593 and it's a new design by Cynthia Rowley. It's got no darts, just a front and a back. Very easy. I made a little alteration by using a pre-made bias tape in white to finish the armholes (the pattern instructs you to make your own to match) and I didn't bother binding the inside on the neck edge, I just serged it, because I knew the twisted neck band would cover it. The twisted neck band is on the bias, so this pattern requires more yardage than you'd think. It's just a big tube you twist, pin on, and hand tack down when you are done. I love it so much—so sculptural and simple. I'm thinking a linen or a silk charmeuse version would be outstanding.
This is made up in a seersucker purchased for crazy cheap at Joann's. I belted it here (orange belt from target) but a self-tie would be nice. It looks good unbelted as well.
The newest Tie One On gallery is up! Please check out the outstanding submissions. I have decided to give away a new craft book with every new theme (randomly chosen from the apron submissions.) I will be posting the chosen book for the next new theme, Pie Makin' Apron, very soon. I went back through the old galleries today and counted—over 975 aprons have been made for Tie One On since it started. That is frikken amazing! Thank you all so much for your total radness.