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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sewing up some fun! Simplicity 8215

How FUN is this top from Simplicity? If you were me, you'd make this one too!

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Image from Sewing Pattern Review.  Of course, it looks amazing on the model who is pretty, young, and thin.  

At first, I was going to make this pattern as it is, but I couldn't find any lining fabric for the lace bodice that worked.  

I really didn't mind the sleeves sheer and I just love how full and flowing they are!

So, since I used the main fabric to line the bodice, I was stumped as to how to finish the neckline until I thought--duh--just create a facing or use bias tape.  I made my own bias tape and it worked beautifully.  I even used it on the back neck slit.  

This fabric and lace were from the Casa collection from Joann's.  While I don't go to Joann's to purchase fabric, I did see these two matching-colored fabrics and decided it was worth making a muslin.  

If I create this again, I will make an FBA with a dart.  I did make my usual swayback adjustment and also a sloping shoulder adjustment.

I really love the little collar, bodice and sleeve details.  What are you sewing right now?


  1. Gorgeous top, Sue! I will have to pick this pattern up, once Simplicity is on sale again. Thanks for the review!

  2. Sue, I love this! I had not seen that pattern before, but I am definitely going to get it now that I've seen your top. Great job. It's very flattering. Love the details.

  3. I love this blouse on you. I've looked at this pattern a couple times but always left it behind...though yours is amazing enough to make me take a second look!

  4. This is so pretty Sue. Very inspiring to see it made up. As far as what I am sewing right now, I just finished testing a pattern for an indie company and am cutting out patterns for my two girls.

  5. How pretty! An unusual color and it looks so nice on you. I like the rounded collar - coincidentally I'm working on a shirtdress and changed the collar to be like this one. Nice change...

  6. What a gorgeous top! I love the color--it looks so nice on you!

  7. Lovely top, the fabrics work so well and love the lace. I've finished a Bruyere and can't decide what to sew next??