Monday, August 10, 2020

Simplicity 8834

 I fell in love with this zebra print rayon challis from I snapped up one of their great deals on an end of the bolt piece. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted it to be made into at the time. I settled on Simplicity 8834. I love the tie front and faux wrap skirt of view C.

I made a size 20, using my measurements and doing a tissue fitting beforehand. Word to the wise- view C is very short! I am 5' 3" and most often shorten the length of garments. However, I added 3 inches to this. It's a bit tedious because of the curved shape of the wrap, but well worth it to get it to my preferred below the knee length. 

This uses an invisible zipper. I'm not new to these and have sewn them in for many years. However, I could never get a smooth finish at the end of the zipper. There is almost always a bump or jag where the zipper ends and the seam is sewn shut. I learned about Kenneth King's invisible zipper technique available on YouTube. It requires a few more minutes of time but results in a perfectly smooth seam!  

I am very happy with how this turned out! It's light and flowy, perfect for the Summer. When the cooler months arrive, this will look great with a denim jacket or cardigan and some booties!