diy red long one sleeve top - simplicity 8386 review

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Top: DIY using Simplicity 8386 and fabric from Fabric Mart in Hawaii, love these similar style tops herehere, here and here

Jeans: c/o Height Goddess, similar, similar, similar, similar (all available in tall sizes)

Shoes: Halogen via Nordstrom, similar, similardiy red long one sleeve top - simplicity 8386 review

Hello Lovelies! So glad to be back to blogging and sewing again in this New Year!  I feel rejuvenated and have so many ideas floating around in my head.  Anyway today it’s all about this super cute diy red one sleeve top.  I made this top using Simplicity pattern 836 view B.  I used a red stretch knit from my stash that I purchased a few years ago from Fabric mart in Hawaii.  This top is so easy to sew and requires very little fabric that I plan on making it in several colors.  It’s a great top for going out with the girls and date night.  For today’s look I decided to pair it with my grey wide leg trouser jeans that were gifted to me from Height Goddess several years ago.  Unfortunately they are no longer in business but I have linked a couple of similar styles available in tall sizes up above.  In case you haven’t already noticed, yes I am wearing my red boots yet again…lol  I just can’t help it, as they seem to go with a lot in my closet, which is the whole point to having a cohesive closet.  You want pieces that go together and can be re-mixed and re-styled and worn over and over again.  Especially pieces that you love!diy red long one sleeve top - simplicity 8386 review

Pattern Review Simplicity 8386

Pattern Description: Misses Knit Tops

Pattern Sizing: Cut size 16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very, very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that it was only three pieces for this top. Very easy to follow the instructions. Doesn’t require a lot of fabric. Easy to cut and sew right up.

Fabric Used: Red Cotton/Polyester Stretch blend acquired a few years ago from Fabric Mart in Hawaii.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I’m tall so I added a couple of inches to the bodice and extended the sleeve length by a few inches as well.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely be sewing this again and have already cut out another version in tan. I plan on making several. I would recommend this pattern to others, especially beginners.

Conclusion: I really love this pattern. I am a novice and lost my sewing mojo, but this pattern has re-ignited my passion for learning and wanting to sew more consistently. diy red long one sleeve top - simplicity 8386 review

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