Simplicity 8425 - Choker Tee + Sew Along Video!

by - 3/04/2018

Simplicity 8425 - Choker Tee + Sew Along Video!

Whilst I enjoy sewing vintage and retro patterns, my style is very varied and sometimes I like to dip my toe into something modern or fashion forward. I like the look of the choker trend that's doing the rounds on the high-street but I haven't actually bought anything RTW. When I spotted this new Simplicity pattern I thought the 8425 would be a great way to try this trend as a sewist.

Here's a peek at the pattern:

The black dress caught my eye and I think it looks like a cool, modern outfit. But being curvy, I don't think the straight style of the dress would flatter me. So instead I opted to sew version B, the choker tee style.

See this simple top come together in the video below...

Stitch by Stitch with Simplicity - 8425 Choker Tee Sew Along

I was really surprised at how quickly the top came together, and if I wasn't filming the sewing process, I think I could sew this blouse in a couple of hours. Now I know how the collar piece comes together, I'm really looking forward to sewing this one again.

For me this make was also a great scrap buster. I used the fabric for a previous dress last year and I was left with enough fabric to make a top (I thought), and with some stealthy cutting out, this top used up my left over fabric perfectly. I did tweak the sizing, but all of that is detailed in my video above.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Simplicity Pattern 8425 Choker Top Pattern

Fabric: sold out

Notions: 1 x 22" invisible zip

Sewing time: A couple of hours.

Modifications: I tweaked the sizing a little.

Fit: Really good!

Difficulty: Pretty easy.

Watch out for: Sewing the choker section with care as it will be the focus of the finished garment.

Make Again?: Absolutely.

Overall, I am so happy with my finished Simplicity 8425 choker tee. I was a little apprehensive about it but I'm so happy with the finished top. It's just the thing my wardrobe needed and was surprised at how good the fit is and how simple it was to make.


Let me know if you'll be trying this pattern and be sure to tag me @craftypinup in your snaps so I can see them too!

Watch all my Simplicity Stitch by Stitch videos in my playlist HERE.

Thanks for reading, pinups!
Abi xo

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Simplicity

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  1. Oooh this would be cute with a skirt! I love it! And it looks fab with jeans, too!