Review | Simplicity 3867 Dress and Jacket

This dress has been a long time coming. I completed the Simplicity 3867 dress about a month ago or so, and I just got around to taking some pictures of it. For some reason, I was intimidated by this pattern even though I had seen several reviews on Pattern Review that were positive. It really is a very flattering dress, and I think it would look good on several body types.

I debuted this little number at my mother’s church’s homecoming service. The jacket (pictured below) came in handy for the chilly A/C.

I bought this fabric on sale at Hancock Fabrics: $2.00/yd. So, of course, I bought four yards of it. I have just enough left over to make the top of this same pattern. It’s supposed to be my wearable muslin, because I originally wanted to make this dress in silk. I didn’t add a lining, which I really should have. I just hiked up a slip underneath and called it a day.



Okay, it’s like 97 degrees outside in this picture, but I had to show what the dress looks like with the jacket. It’s made from 100% silk noil (raw silk) in eggplant on the outside, and 100% silk jacquard on the inside. (Inside picture forthcoming)
You can read my full review on Pattern Review.

9 thoughts on “Review | Simplicity 3867 Dress and Jacket

  1. Hi, JoKiwi,

    Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I made the bag as well. Actually, I made every view from this pattern. If you visit the link below, you can see all of the garments I made from this pattern. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the purse. It was very easy to sew, and it’s pretty roomy inside too. Now I wish I had added inside pockets to mine, but maybe anothe time. Well, go luck to you on this pattern! 🙂

    http://krustallos1.blogspot.com/search/label/S3867

  2. Hi, just read your review of this pattern in PR…love the fabric you used, and the jacket looks fantastic. It really pulls it all together. Did you make the bag, too? I just bought this pattern, and can’t wait to get started. I think it is the perfect dress – make it in silk or some other fancy stuff for weddings, and in cotton for days at the beach!
    You look gorgeous! Well done.

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