Simplicity 8644: A Coral Eyelet Wrap Shirt

Before, I started sewing I had gotten into a rut of wearing t-shirts and jeans all summer long. Now I still wear my jeans most of the summer, but I’ve been trying to sew a variety of shirts so I can get out of my t-shirt rut. When I saw the Simplicity 8644 pattern a few months ago I knew that I wanted to make to make a few of the different views available in this pattern.

Simplicity 8644

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I decided to start with option D (like the green illustration above). I choose a coral eyelet fabric that I found at Jo-Ann. This was my first time sewing with an eyelet fabric. It wasn’t much different than sewing with a regular woven fabric. It was a little hard to tell the wrong side of the fabric from the right side of the fabric. So I always had to look that the decorative stitching on the fabric to determine which was the right side.

Simplicity 8644

I liked sewing this shirt. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. It was a pretty easy sew and I think even beginners could easily make it.

Simplicity 8644

This shirt is a wrap top, but it does have buttons on the inside of the shirt to help keep the shirt closed. So you don’t have to solely rely on the ties to close this shirt.  However, I just used the ties to close my wrap shirt in these pictures. I sewed the buttons onto my shirt, but I need to move the placement of my button holes to give my shirt a better fit. So until I do that, I’ll just rely on the ties to keep my shirt closed.

Simplicity 8644

I will definitely be making another view from Simplicity 8644. I’m hoping that I have enough time to make view C before summer ends. However, I have a few other sewing projects lined up already.  So I’ll see if I can get to it while it’s still hot outside.

Simplicity 8644

What’s your favorite type of top to wear during summer?


  • Reply Tamara July 12, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    That is so unique. And I like the one you made better than the example. That color suits you.

    • Reply Sonya July 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks Tamara!!! 🙂

  • Reply LaKita July 18, 2018 at 12:14 am

    Love this shirt and the color is beautiful on you 🙂

    • Reply Sonya July 25, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks LaKita!!!

  • Reply Dre July 20, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I know what you mean. I’m trying to get out of this t-shirt rut, too. This shirt is so cute! I love coral on you. Can’t wait to see what fabric you use for view c if you get a chance to make it soon!

    • Reply Sonya August 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      T-shirts are so easy and comfortable. It’s easy to get in a t-shirt rut. I’m currently working on another shirt. Hopefully, I can finish it before we start school next week. 🙂

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