Embracing the sewing machine: Simplicity 3835 (View C)

I have a bad habit. It is buying books, patterns, all sorts of things, for cuteness value. The good intention is there to make something…. But it never seems to happen.

So I got out some patterns and had a flick through for things I would like to make, having also bought some pretty fabrics that I wanted to make things out of!


So I started with this pattern:


Making a nice simple top, involving 3 pieces of fabric, and 3 lengths of elastic.


All sewn together…..


Cute no?


The pattern was quite easy to put together, and I like the result. I have made the 3/4 sleeve mini dress of this pattern before too……..


…. I liked that less, it had weird bits around the arm cuffs, and the facings around the neck annoy me. I do fancy the other version, it will also have weird facings… But also has pockets. I love pockets.


  1. theworldaccordingtoet · · Reply

    Love it! Can I order one please? Maybe I should bring my sewing machine down south in May?

    1. I have two, so we will probably be ok. Yeah it’s really simple, but next I want to try the dress with the pockets that is on the same pattern. X

  2. […] also used this prettybatik fabric I found in the stash to make another 3835 top to add to my collection (I now have 5 of them!) Cute […]

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