Soft Bisque Solid Viscose Jersey – Simplicity 8131

Mood’s viscose jersey is so soft and comfy.  It feels like you are wearing pajamas.  This lovely fabric comes in five dreamy colors.  Something for every complexion.  I chose soft bisque; it’s a perfect neutral that can be paired with almost any color.





I used Simplicity 8131 to make this top.  The pattern is for woven fabrics, but works well with this light weight knit fabric. I don’t always follow the recommended fabrics.  Making my own clothes gives me the freedom to choose my own fabric and pattern combinations.

This pattern is described as:  misses’ pullover blouses with sleeve and bow tie variations.  Kind of vague as usual.  But nevertheless, Simplicity provides decent illustrations of the blouse.  So you get a good idea as to how the blouse will look.

It comes in sizes 6 to 22.  I used size 14 with modifications.  There is nothing difficult in the instructions.  Typical.  I brought this pattern for view F.  But this first time around I made view A.  This is my test to see if this top works for me.  I must admit I do like it better belted.  My only real dislike is the facing.  It flips out and is visual through the blouse.  No biggie, just a small dislike.

I made a few of my usual alterations:  full bust adjustment and prominent shoulder blades.  I didn’t add a bust dart.  Half of the excess was ease into the side seam and the rest rotated to the gathers near the shoulders.


I plan to make it again in a red viscose batiste.  This is an easy blouse to sew and I do recommend it to others.

Parting shot:  A wasp wanted to get in on the photo shoot.  I couldn’t concentrate of posing for fear it would get on me. Lol




  • Barbara Showell
    July 30, 2016

    That fabric looks like it could be a little fiddly, and your blouse is impeccable! I’m glad Mr. Wasp let you alone.

    • Cennetta
      July 30, 2016

      Thanks, Barbara. I think I was the intruder. Lol

  • Peter
    July 31, 2016

    This top is so soft and elegant looking. Love the color!