Sunday, February 7, 2016

Simplicity 8052 pattern review


One day recently I saw this pattern featured on the Simplicity Instagram feed. I really liked the look of it, but given recent failed attempts at making decent looking garments from big box patterns, I was hesitant. After much hemming and hawing, I decided to give it a go!


I had picked up some beautiful Moda lawn at Stitched with Love without a real plan. A little searching yielded a nice quality cotton knit with similar weight and drape and I decided to take a risk and combine the two fabrics into one garment. Success!

I thought using the knit for the outer panels would create a cardigan effect and it did! The two fabrics played very nicely together, the pattern stitched up quickly and easily and IT FIT! Big bonus! I love the way it dips down in the back, and continues the contrasting panel theme (although I think next time I make it I might do it in all one fabric just for variety. Yes, there WILL be a next time!)

I recommend this pattern highly! It's a win. Guessing soon there will be several in my closet!

7 comments:

Maria said...

A lovely top Ellyn , does look great on..well done.

Ondrea said...

Well done! It looks great and dipping at the back is so flattering. I am not a clothes sewer so I am rather envious of you.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Very, very nice! Thanks for sharing your success; it looks great on you.

Chantal said...

What a gorgeous top. You are so talented. I love the lawn fabric you used.

Nichole Galloway said...

Wow, how beautiful. Such a smart idea to use the knit on the sides, and you look gorgeous in it.

EstateTailor said...

GREAT use of mixed fabrics. Would love to see your reviews on sewing pattern review dot com and it would bring even more traffic to your blog.

Unknown said...

I'm making the same pattern, but I'm new to sewing. Any tips on how to sew the collar? The shirt looks great. Can't wait to finish mine.