Pattern Review - Simplicity 1872

Pattern Review - Simplicity 1872

I am always whining that I need some more nice tops to wear out at the weekend, so when I was in Simply Fabrics a couple of weeks a ago I picked up this satin for £3 per metre - Bargain! I used Simplicity 1872

This is me trying to get the last of the sun before winter, so no apologies for the sunfilled photo!

I am bad for 2 things - 1. Cutting a 14 on a bodice when I always have to take it in! 2. Not doing a FBA.
So when I list the necessary adjustments that I had to make (taking 1.5 inches on each side and being miffed that the skirt section falls shorter than I would like) it's no one's fault but my own....

I love this fabric, it is really soft and has a lovely drape. However this did mean that it was pretty 'live' so I took my time when working with this project. I also added a modesty stitch at the bust (and it still sits pretty low!) - reading other pattern reviews, many people have to do this with many of the mainstream patterns. 

Other alterations - I did cut out the sleeves, but they looked rubbish so after 3 hours of trying to get them to look right I decided that it just wasn't worth it. I used bias binding to finish the armholes. I also realised that the tie belt would look better with a contrast fabric so I disregarded that too. I am going to get some pretty black ribbon to use instead.

Conclusion - I would like to make this again, perhaps in a different patterned satin. I also love the dress, but I expect I will make that as we come out of winter. 

You can see my review on Pattern Review here.


  1. Do give this top another go, as the style does suit you. Love the colours in this fabric as well...

  2. O my Lord, I am not worthy, it is fantastic, well done keep up th good work

  3. well done looks great keep up the good work

  4. Tash you are so clever! I'm loving learning the lingo too. Modesty stitch is my favourite so far.


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