Review: Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top!

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Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
As I was preparing to create my DIY closet, I was doing a closet purge and closet organization and realized I was short on tops. I always feel like I’m missing out on great tops to just throw on with a pair of jeans, so I’m on a mission to fill in that hole in my wardrobe.
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
This top is Simplicity 8455. I decided to used Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker from Mood Fabrics.com. It makes a wonderful and interesting shirting fabric.

Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
I cut View C. I used the size 12 with the D cup. I love when patterns come pre-sized with cup sizing. It saves a lot of steps from having to do a FBA. So, no adjustments were needed. It is even long enough to tuck right out of the envelope.
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
Being that this fabric is 100% cotton, it cut and sewed like a dream.
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
This fabric worked well with a lightweight fusible interfacing in places like the facing and the cuffs. 
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
I have a newfound love for this interfacing.
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
And if you’re using a design that has neck binding,
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
you definitely want a fabric that will go with the flow.
Simplicity 8455 | Red Ticking Stripe Cotton Seersucker Top -- Erica Bunker DIYStyle!
And the necktie makes a perfect accessory since a necklace isn’t needed!
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20 comments

  1. Now this top I love. It's totally unique and since there's a free membership to eyedesired I think I'll give them a try. Thanks

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    1. Thanks Nylse and I hope you find a pair you like!

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  2. I remember when you got this fabric! So beautiful. Looks great with jeans

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    1. I was going to put it with the red skirt I made. But I thought I really popped with the jeans! Thank you NKY-G!

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  3. 1. adopt me and teach me lol
    2.The detail shots really are my favorite, thank you for continuing to put them.
    3.very off topic: your makeup is looking FLAWLESS. You look absolutely gorgeous. (not that you don't usually, but I know you know what I'm saying)

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    1. Come on! What’s one more kid! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Thank you Tasha!

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  4. I knew you were the queen of pattern matching but you just completely blew my mind by matching your neck binding stripes!!! My inner sewing geek is very happy today. I love the look and you look stunning as always.

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  5. Very pretty, Erica! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a perfectly sewn binding!! Love the top!

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  7. Such an LOVELY top Erica!!! FIESTA :)

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  8. Looks perfect. What lovely fabric. Those sunglasses look great on you, too.

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    1. Thanks so much Genevieve! I've been wearing them consistently since I got them!

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  9. I know this is a sewing blog.....
    .....but That Makeup Tho'...

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  10. Pretty top, you do really nice work. I am wondering tho how comfortable it is to wear. There seems to be quite a bit of bunching above the bust at the arm seam. I have had that issue and it drives me nuts.

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    1. As you see I have my arms extended forward and I also did my makeup while wearing the top and it barely came untucked. So pretty comfortable! Thanks aireal!

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