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Simplicity 8342 – Rockabilly Tie Front Top + Sew Along!

June 5, 2017

In my previous post I announced becoming Simplicity’s Vintage Ambassador, and this is my first post in the series! The 8342 Simplicity pattern is part of the new season range, and whilst not vintage or reproduction, you can’t deny it’s sassy, rockabilly, 1950s appeal. I jumped at the chance to get my paws on this pattern and knew just the jersey fabric to go with it!

I love all the options that come with this pattern, I can certainly see myself making the cigarette pants next to complete the pinup look!

I’d certainly recommend this pattern for fellow busty girls, as the top has a really flexible fit. I find that when sewing jersey garments I don’t really need to do any full bust adjustments, and even more so with this pattern as you can tie the front to suit you. Perfect!

Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity – 8342 Sew Along

In the video below, you’ll be able to follow along as I sew my second version of this top, along with a first look at my floral make in my first ‘out-and-about’ photo shoot. I really hope you find the video helpful and inspires you to try this gorgeous new pattern!

If you have any questions about the making of this pattern please do leave a comment on the video!

To see my full pattern review & images, please head over to my blog post HERE

I’ve got some exciting projects coming up with Simplicity’s vintage & retro patterns, including lots of video sew alongs. Please do subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to know.

Thank you!

xo

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