Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Simplicity 3750




Pattern Review

Pattern: Simplicity 3750

Description: Misses’ Tunic or Top with sleeve variations

Sizing: 8 to 24

Instructions: Very good instructions, easy to follow. The illustrations were very useful and helpful

Likes/Dislikes: DD #4 really liked this top when browsing the pattern books during the Simplicity pattern sale at Joann’s. This style is a different look for her but she is very pleased with her top. It is a trendy pattern and a very quick garment to sew. There really isn’t anything to dislike about this top. Well, one thing, this pattern really needs to start at a size 4.

Changes: I cut a size 8 for my daughter, smallest one available. The side seams I used a 1” seam allowance just below the bust to the hem. Also, the pattern calls for bias binding, I used bias from my fashion fabric. Another change is using a smaller length of elastic at the front. This pulled the top closer to the body.

Fabric
: A cute blue eyelet from Joann’s, the white sash is shirting from my stash. I did not line this eyelet, my daughter just wears a camisole under the tunic.

Conclusion: A winner for my daughter, she is thrilled and I am thrilled she wanted me to make something for her.






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Thanks for the comments on the dance. To clarify, I did not make the corsages, just took in the elastic so it would fit my daughter.

19 comments:

  1. That top is so cute. I showed it to my daughter, and she wants one just like it. She thinks it would look great as a dress too.

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  2. Oh that's gorgeous Lori. I adore the colour!! One of my favourites. This can't be DD#4 though....eek! They grow up so quickly don't they?

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  3. Nice top and it looks great on your daughter. Love that color.

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  4. Very pretty and great for spring and summer. The color is perfect for your daughter!

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  5. For a young lady to want her mom to sew clothes for her is a real testament to your sewing skills and style! The top is adorable, and so is your daughter.

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  6. She looks so good in that!

    I bought that fabric, too. WHen I was checking out, a lady behind me saw it and went back in search of that bolt!

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  7. Very cute! I'm going to show this to my dd.

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  8. This is a very cute top and I really like the eyelet you and your daughter chose. I don't know why I haven't made this top before, the pattern has been in my stash for a long time! Do you think it would be easy to change it to a side zip and more fitted in the back?

    Just noticed your website redesign. I really like the background!

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  9. OOOH, I have that pattern on my table waiting to be sewn - for me. Hee hee. I want to try to make it in a knit. I hope that will work. That looks darling on your daughter.

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  10. Your daughter and her new top are too cute! Love the color!

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  11. She looks so pretty in the top, and I love the necklace too!

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  12. Great job on the top and it looks so cute on her. It's quite fun when they appreciate the work you do for them, isn't it? :)

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  13. Very cute top on DD#4, Lori. My DD also has me busy sewing warm weather clothes for her.

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  14. I like the pattern, I like the fabric and I love the top!!! Your daughter looks very nice!

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  15. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Cute top. Just wondering what the 8th grade dance dresses looked like. My 8th grader is trying to get ideas for her dance. She is the only girl amoung 3 brothers so we are new to this.

    Thanks
    Grace

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  16. Your top is so much cuter than the pattern envelope! I think Taylor would love this look - I'm going to have to remember it!

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  17. Just love this top...so cute on your daughter!

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  18. C.U.T.E.!!!!!! By her smile, you can tell she loves it!

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  19. What a LOVELY top!!

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