Sunday, August 31, 2014

End of Summer, Simplicity 3750

Simplicity 3750

Simplicity 3750 Line Drawings

Fitted!!! Simplicity 3750

Simplicity 3750, View E

Rayon challis print from Vogue Fabrics

1.  Lined the straps to give a clean finish to the inside edge.
2.  Used bias strip to finish armhole.
3.  Attached the belt to the side seams.  There was TOO much stress on the belt at the side seam pivot point if the belt was free hanging.

Fitting Details:
If you notice on the pattern cover, it shows six views and states them as easy.
Well, it is easy to sew, but fitting........

Follow the pictures:

Muslin made as stated on pattern (with a few seams inside out.)

Lots of wrinkles on the back.

Side view shows an issue.

So, I did a FBA on the pattern.  

Yes, I got extra in the bust!  But there is extra all over!!!

Geting better on the back.

There aren't very many places to find details on doing a FBA on a gathered front bodice.  So, in my zeal to have more room, I got LOTS of room.  From there, I took in a little of that extra and found I still had a little extra in the front.

Almost there.

Think I had a little issue of two cottons sticking in the back and my 12 year old photographer didn't let me know.

So, here are the changes to my pattern.  

Back pieces

Front Skirt.

Front Bodice 

So, see what I got after all that work!!!

A perfect top!!!

Got rid of the armhole gaps, fitted the shoulder seam, and have enough bust room!

No wrinkles or weird things going on back here.

Side seams straight and under bust seam straight!!!!

If you follow my sewing much, you know I have a tween daughter.  Her wardrobe has been handmade almost all her life.  She now demands a say in the design process.  After a few trips to High Fashion Fabrics in downtown Houston, she has started a new "visual" method of offering design help.  She drapes a dress form in her new fashions.  (This is how High Fashion displays their gorgeous fabrics.)  

She is asking this be my next project!

A 10 year olds dream dress.
She is happy with her work!

Off to fall sewing I go........


  1. You have indeed got a perfect top. Thanks for showing all the fitting process it's encouraging to see that all the effort to get a good fit is so worthwhile

  2. Perfect fit on the new top! Looks like you have a budding fashionista there! A lady that knows what she wants!