Monday, April 16, 2018

Simplicity 8601

Simplicity 8601 top made from Style Maker Fabrics' shirting


Another spring shirt in a beautiful spring color.

This Simplicity 8601, has some great options for sleeves and really can make it look quite different.

I used the straight of grain front layout, as View A is cut on on the bias to have a great stripe feature.

Simplicity 8601 top made from Style Maker Fabrics' shirting- front tie


I did stitch the center front down much lower than the pattern indicated.  I wanted the cute tie but not to show any belly. 
Simplicity 8601 top made from Style Maker Fabrics' shirting - front tie

The sleeves have a seam down the center with a sleeve front and back.  Also, the flounce is a front and back piece, with the flounce higher in the middle.  I did do a french seam on the seams for the flounce, I didn't want the stitching to show.


The fabric came from Style Maker Fabrics last year but Michelle has great shirtings and challis and lawns and voiles to make this top

Simplicity 8601 top made from Style Maker Fabrics' shirting sleeve flounce


The back has a keyhole and I used a small piece of elastic for the button.  Easy to finish and to fit through the button
Simplicity 8601 top made from Style Maker Fabrics' shirting - back


Here is why I finished the flounce seams, a bit of breeze and up the flounces fly.

Simplicity 8601 top made from Style Maker Fabrics' shirting

This top was easy to make with trendy sleeves.  

What sleeve trends do you want to make this spring?


8 comments:

  1. Fabulous color and style!

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    1. Thanks, I love this color and always need to remind myself - bright colors are better for me.

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  2. pretty and love that color on you.

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    1. Thanks, Beth, I am trying to remember bright colors are better.

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  3. Your hair looks really cute. Oh yeah...Great �� job on the top

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    1. Just got home from my fabulous hair stylist. I wish I could make it look like that. Thanks so much.

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