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.

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  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! 🙂


  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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