Monday, 18 July 2011


This is the 2nd item of my 6PAC Simplicity 3786. 

Pattern Description: Misses top with front and sleeve variations.

Pattern Sizing: Size 6 - 20

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes pretty much I made the one with the big red arrow pointing towards it.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes except for the pintucks read on.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The only thing I hated were the fine pintucks in the front - probably because I was trying to do them quickly which in the end took me longer because I had to unpick one front - in the end I tailor tacked the line which made it 100% easier to sew and line up.

Fabric Used: Polyester Georgette purchased from Walthamstow Market for £1 a metre and took 2.25 Metres

Notions: Sewing thread and interfacing for the collar

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None I cut a size 14

Would you sew it again? Yes I would sew it again Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: I wanted a loose fitting top that I could pop over a pair of jeans and I think this fitted the bill.  I saw it made up on Pattern Review so added to my wish list and then ordered it from Jaycotts.  I like the fact you can select the different styles from the same pattern so will have ago a some of the other variations.

This is in my colour pallet for my 6PAC that I have agreed to join, so makes item No.2 however I am wondering if I will be able to stick to only 6 pieces!!!!


  1. Really cool top. Love the fabric print.

  2. I have never seen anyone sewing at such a supersonic speed! Pauline, you are absolutely terrific! I like to read in your blog and each time there is a new surprise: a recipe, a soft pajamas, a baby quilt, a complete new sitting room! Wow!
    Your last blouses are very nice. I like them so much. Take care.

  3. Thanks Marisa - great to hear from you. Jane thanks for your regular comments - they are always welcome

  4. This is so pretty. I love it! I have that pattern and have been planning on using it for the fall.Thanks for the review. You've inspired me!