Simplicity 8601- An Easy Front-tie Top

I just want to start by saying that I really love Simplicity patterns. First of all, I can buy them for 99 cents each when they are on sale at Hobby Lobby. Second, they have a good variety of options to choose from for women’s patterns. Third, you get several views to choose from in each pattern. For example, I used Simplicity 8601 for this easy front-tie shirt and there are four different views that you can make from this pattern. I choose View D, but I really like each of the options available and I hope that I get to make some of the other views for this shirt.

Simplicity Pattern 8601 Misses' Pullover Tops

Ok…now that you know all about my love for Simplicity patterns let me tell you more about this shirt that I made from Simplicity 8601. It’s one of Simplicity’s easy-to-sew patterns and it was definitely easy for me to sew this shirt. The instructions are easy to follow and it’s very beginner friendly.

Simplicity 8601

The back of the pattern fabric suggestions are batiks, challis, cotton types, crepe de chine, double georgette, lightweight linen types, seersucker, and silky type. I used a white stretch crepe that I purchased at JoAnn. I initially, wanted to find a yellow fabric to make this shirt, but I just never found one. However, I think this white fabric turned out nice. πŸ™‚

I like that this shirt pairs well with jeans, but I also think it would look good with dressier pants or even a skirt.

Simplicity 8601

I definitely want to make one of the long sleeveΒ views for fall. I think view A or view B would look cute in a plaid fabric. But before I start sewing for fall, I want to try to squeeze out more summer sewing. The weather in Central Arkansas will be hot for a while. So I’ll probably wait until the beginning of October to start fall sewing.

Simplicity 8601

Simplicity 8601
I have so many pictures where my face is just not right. Why can’t I smile and take good pictures…lol. πŸ™‚




  • Reply Stacie September 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Aw, you look so cute! I love it! The ruffle detail makes this cute too.

    • Reply Sonya September 4, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Thanks Stacie!!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mary Lawrence September 4, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Loving this top, I just purchased one just like this at Nordstroms Rack last week. I like your sleeves better than the one I got. I love these jeans on you Sonya.

    • Reply Sonya September 23, 2018 at 12:50 am

      Thanks Mary!!! These are usually my date jeans, because I have to wear them with a heel or wedge. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lou September 5, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    I’m loving the top, and the whole outfit! I’m getting a 70’s vibe from this look.

  • Reply Akaleistar September 7, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    That is such a cute top, and I really like the fabric you used!

    • Reply Sonya September 23, 2018 at 12:45 am

      Thanks Ashley! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tamara September 10, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I really like it! It’s flattering as heck! And I love white because in photography, it acts as a nice reflector. Many of my colleagues don’t feel the same.. but whatever. I know it looks stunning.

    • Reply Sonya September 23, 2018 at 12:44 am

      Thanks Tamara!!! I understand why some people may not like photographing white. I sometimes have a hard time seeing the details of white garments in my photos, but my husband and I are not professionals…lol. So we are probably making all types of mistakes when photographing white and every other color too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dean September 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    I love, love, love your whole entire outfit! You seriously amaze me with your skills.

    • Reply Sonya September 23, 2018 at 12:37 am

      Thanks Dean!!! I’m amazed by your artistic skills too. I love seeing your drawings. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Drea September 22, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Loving this entire look, Sonya! I love this top and I think it just might be one of my favorites from you. I always look forward to what you’re going to rock/create next. Great job, as always, lady!

    • Reply Sonya September 23, 2018 at 12:36 am

      Thanks Drea!!! I really like this shirt too. It’s comfortable, cute, and easy to pair with most pants. πŸ™‚

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