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Simplicity Simple Top 8061

Julie Top

After running two sewing workshops both which proved very successful! We decided to support budding sewers with further skills to enable them to not only have a finished project in a day but to then progress into dress making which has been requested.


I made each top in order to allow people to find the correct size, on this particular pattern the sizes are U.S sizes everybody including my self had to go two sizes up for example a standard UK 12 was a size 16 however always remember to measure yourself!! It is important to remember sizing when ordering as Simplicity patterns come in two different size brackets. If you order from our website you can view the back of the pattern which includes the sizes on to ensure you are buying the correct patterns.


I found the pattern easy to follow and simple to complete I used a variety of cotton fabric and bought some fantastic Embroidery Anglaise from Birmingham which I absolutely love!!This also meant that there was no hemming involved.

We had a range of sewing abilities attend the session from total beginners to experienced. We had a few people who have previously had sewing experience but require support to get back into this.


The day was a success and the pattern was easy to explain to people, people picked this up very quickly with most people having a completed top within five hours.

Feedback was –

– Excellent easy to follow instructions
– Good visual explanations
– Like the fact that there was six designs – A few people have already made their second top.
– I enjoyed learning to put sleeves in
– This is the first thing I have ever made I will not be taking it off!
– Will use more Simplicity sewing patterns as love what I have made
– Typical case of do not judge a book by it cover – I thought the pattern looked boring but wow with all the different fabrics the tops are amazing!!

You can buy the pattern from our website free P&P http://www.sewingbelle.co.uk/simplicity-sewing-pattern-misses-pullover-tops–size-8—24-8061-half-price-34329-p.asp

Sewing Belles x x

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