SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor

Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 3867 (Sew Stylish Misses Top)

54 more reviews
Viewed 3356 times 
Reviewed by:Erica B.

About Erica B.starstarstarstar
Member since: 6/6/06
Reviews: 174 (patterns: 174)
Skill level:Expert/Couture
Favored by: 459 people
Report a problem with this review

Best Patterns of 2007
Posted on:5/25/07 3:39 AM
Last Updated:5/25/07 3:39 AM
Review Rating:
Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 17 people   
See other patterns in this category: Dresses    
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.

Merchants on PR

Reconstructing History

Historical Patterns
Web site

Nature's Fabrics

Natural & Organic Fabrics

Elliott Berman Textiles

Fabrics for Greater Ideas

<< Previous      Next >>
37 Comments      Login to Add a Comment    
Terri Smith said... (8/19/07 11:15 AM) Reply
I purchased this pattern yesterday, and really appreciate your review re: bodice sizing. Very chic top and nice review.
AnneM said... (6/17/07 6:23 PM) Reply
Looks great - particularly in the picture with it on you (in your other review). It has some nice details.
kim*brown said... (5/29/07 11:38 PM) Reply
I'm loving the color! This would look wonderful dressed up or down. The color is so rich. Wonderful work Erica!
hildy said... (5/29/07 8:48 PM) Reply
I was thinking of making this top in a dotted swiss fabric...until I saw your choice of dupioni. I made a run to my favorite fabric store that is having a moving sale and prayed that they still had a good selection of silks left. I found a beautiful aqua color. I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours did.
LauraLo said... (5/29/07 8:30 AM) Reply
Wow, this top is gorgeous and the colour... delicious! LauraLo
Tany said... (5/27/07 4:43 AM) Reply
Fantastic! Your fabric choice is perfect for this pattern! Thank you for this very helpful review!
Bonnie O said... (5/26/07 4:20 PM) Reply
That top turned out terrific! Great fabric choice - I never would have thought of it.
Stacy Sews said... (5/25/07 10:42 PM) Reply
Another fantastic top you've created! Beautiful.
hongkongshopper said... (5/25/07 6:02 PM) Reply
This is gorgeous in the fabric you chose. Great job.
sandrasdaughter said... (5/25/07 4:51 PM) Reply
Lovely fabric choice! Beautiful outcome!
MelissaB in WA said... (5/25/07 4:40 PM) Reply
crisford said... (5/25/07 4:09 PM) Reply
Just gorgeous!
Lori V said... (5/25/07 4:00 PM) Reply
Very pretty as always.
Leora said... (5/25/07 2:26 PM) Reply
I had this pattern in my hot little hand but returned it to the drawer. I'm glad you made it better than it looks to be! Gorgeous top, EricaB
kiddo said... (5/25/07 1:43 PM) Reply
When I saw the photo I thought it looked like something you would do. And yes, it was you! Excellent!
Jackiesews303 said... (5/25/07 1:12 PM) Reply
Very nice blouse! It's not my usual style but I think I will get the pattern and give it a try. I always afraid to try a blouse with a wide opening.
krinn said... (5/25/07 1:12 PM) Reply
oh my gosh, I just thought of something - you should totally enter this in the simplicty/threads/hancocks contest!
CarolynGM said... (5/25/07 1:06 PM) Reply
This is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it on you.
Lynngray said... (5/25/07 12:49 PM) Reply
wow, It's great. And thanks for the great review also
maiaj said... (5/25/07 12:37 PM) Reply
Wow! I love when I see Erica B. has reviewed something! This is a top I am considering, and your size/fitting information is timely and and helpful. Thanks.
KarenP said... (5/25/07 12:28 PM) Reply
Beautiful!! I love it in the silk dupioni - I never would have thought of doing that.
bunz said... (5/25/07 12:16 PM) Reply
Beautiful! Interesting that you decided to press pleats unlike the pattern illustration. Does that eliminate any "preggers" look?
blue mooney said... (5/25/07 10:38 AM) Reply
Oh, gosh. That is sooo nice.
Leslie in Austin said... (5/25/07 10:26 AM) Reply
I had the same reaction to the SewStylish top, but your version is divine! I think one (of the many) details on your top that improves the look through the bust is the additional bust gathers. Thanks for encouraging me to give this pattern a second look!
Levone said... (5/25/07 10:21 AM) Reply
Such a pretty top!
cindyann said... (5/25/07 10:08 AM) Reply
How lovely! Beautiful color. I'm with you in the IZ. So much easier and so much prettier.
Christina Sonja said... (5/25/07 9:57 AM) Reply
Wow, I love how this piece looks in the dupioni. Yeah, I don't know why pattern companies still don't tell us to use invisible zips in these dressier garments.
Tiner W said... (5/25/07 9:06 AM) Reply
Gorgeous! Classy! Stunning!
jlongo said... (5/25/07 8:15 AM) Reply
Erica, nicely done! Do you do the SWAP contest with Timmel fabrics?
Marji said... (5/25/07 8:09 AM) Reply
I really like that in the silk dupioni - an unexpected fabric for that design. Interesting way to get around doing an FBA Erica. Good call on the empire waist stay tape.
krinn said... (5/25/07 8:01 AM) Reply
beautiful, as always :)
narcissaqtpie said... (5/25/07 8:00 AM) Reply
Wow. beautiful, Thanks-a-million the construction details
Dmd4106 said... (5/25/07 7:53 AM) Reply
Fabulous as usual.
MissCelie said... (5/25/07 7:21 AM) Reply
Erica B. won't tell you but I will, check out her blog for some neat photos of the tissue fit and her excellent finishing of the inside. Personally, inspriring. That said, I'm all about serging and easy finishes. :)
Dr. Alice said... (5/25/07 6:57 AM) Reply
Another great one as always! Where's the glamour shot of you?
squirrellypoo said... (5/25/07 6:26 AM) Reply
That is simply beautiful! And I always do invisible zippers, too. ;)
morzel said... (5/25/07 5:39 AM) Reply
What a beautiful top!! And thanks for the useful tips about constructing and fitting it!
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Class Details

Online Class
The Contemporary Couture Jacket
The Contemporary Couture Jacket

Class Details

Pants Fitting DVD

Pants Fitting DVD

Pattern Details
8 1/2 inch LEFTY Dressmaking Shears

8 1/2 inch LEFTY Dressmaking Shears

Pattern Details