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.
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.
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. 🙂
I like that this shirt pairs well with jeans, but I also think it would look good with dressier pants or even a skirt.
I definitely want to make one of the long sleeve 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.