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Simplicity 8655 – 1 Pattern 2 Outfits – Pattern Review

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Simplicity 8655 – 1 Pattern 2 Outfits – Pattern Review

You guys I’m obsessed with this birdie fabric from! But here’s the story: I had to ship my order of the Simplicity 8655 pattern to a US address then have it shipped to me in Barbados, then pay freight and customs fees. The fabric was on sale for about USD$7.00 a yard and I only got 2 yards. By the time the fabric got to me I paid BBD$30.00 a yard so I paid 60.00 in my currency for this fabric. I had never spent this much for fabric so I was afraid to cut into it. I didn’t know which pattern to use so I did an Instagram poll and you guys voted for Simplicity 8655.

I am so happy with the choice you guys made! I mean yahl came through for a sister! I think this fabric and pattern are a perfect match. It’s my last summer make and surely my favourite summer make! I feel like it’s a very versatile top. I styled it both with jeans and a swimsuit!

Simplicity 8655 Pattern Review

Pattern Description: 

From Mimi G Style comes these Misses’ high-waisted pants with optional slim or bell bottom. The Simplicity 8655 Pattern also includes a summer-ready tie front blouse.

Pattern Sizing:

6-14. I made a 10.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

It looked pretty much exactly like Mimi’s.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

The instructions were very easy to follow, especially since I used the YouTube sewalong.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

So versatile. So flowy and breezy. Perfect for my Caribbean weather.

Fabric Used:

Silky Print Rayon from

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I omitted the sleeve attachment. I found that they sat just a bit weird on my arms so I decided to leave them off.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Would sew this a trillion more times.


I thought I couldn’t rock it like Mimi but I surprised myself. I think I rocked the hell out of it with the swimsuit! *pats self on back* I ended up really loving this top, and so did my friends and family. I got so many compliments, I think this has to be my best make yet! Which look do you guys prefer? Let me know in the comments below!



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(4) Comments

  1. chelzheartsart says:

    Wow. So much went into obtaining that fabric. But it turned out beautiful! (Makes me wanna go out and buy that pattern. As if I don’t already have enough! Lol) Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Keira Wood says:

      Yup! My local fabric store does not have a wide selection of fabrics so I have no choice but to go through that horrible ordering process ever so often. I really do not regret going through it for this fabric though. I really enjoyed making this top. My advice – go buy that pattern girl!

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