Simplicity 8341 // DIY Open Shoulder Flounce Top

DIY Top: Simplicity 8341 / Fabric: Linen (similar)

Hey there!I have a bad habit of making clothing completely out of season. Like it’s literally 30 degrees at some point during the day here and I sat down and made myself a springtime piece.

Simplicity 8341 was calling me. I wanted to make it that badly. A few weeks ago, I hit up the Simplicity pattern sale (which I haven’t done in what seems like ages) and snagged this pattern with my haul.  So, you can expect that the next few months of blog posts will be primarily Simplicity patterns in between my shameless Style Sew Me Patterns promo (wink).

Last year, I fell in love with this top as soon as I saw it. I was a bit concerned about the ruffles being that I’m a DD and goodness knows I don’t need any extra help calling attention to my chest. But, I insisted to myself that I must have this top, so onward I went.

I made a muslin first and found that I only needed to add a touch of length to the top, but other than that, I was good. I just barely got away without making a FBA, but it fit perfectly without it. This fabric is one of the yummiest linens I’ve ever sewn with and I can’t remember where I bought it for the life of me. I thought it was from Fabric Mart, but I went back to look at my order history and it’s not there. I must have purchased it from either Joann’s or Gorgeous Fabrics, which is now closed. So, I’ve linked to a similar one up top.

Simplicity 8341 was an easy sew, and the instructions were very well-written. If you haven’t sewn a button-down or even a cut-out type of sleeve before, this one is a great start (in addition to my Alise pattern-wink, wink).

The design is just everything and I cannot wait to make the dress version of this pattern for the spring.


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