Today is a short post to share my latest version of Simplicity 8014. You only have to search this blog to see how much I love this pattern. Not only have I made both views of this pattern twice (this being the second time for view C/D) but I have also used this pattern to make my perfect easy-to-sew button up shirt (multiple times).
You can see my first version of this view here. I made that version in a cotton poplin. What a difference using a fabric with drape makes! Sewing this drapey polyester crepe is more challenging but I love the feel and the (refined) fit.
The fabric is this animal print crepe from Minerva Crafts in the taupe colourway (still in stock at the time of writing). It washes, presses and sews well. I used my overlocker to finish seam allowances inside. It is also, of course, very on trend at the moment. I love it!
Check out my first version of this view for full details of pattern alterations that I made. The only changes I made to this version were to extend the full bum adjustment to give me a smidge more room in the high hip and also to drop my bust darts by 3/4″. Actually, check out this post on my shirts which tells you the changes I made to the collar.
That’s it for now. I have been busy sewing up jeans/ bottoms, and I am about to start another pair. They will all come to the blog soon.