Saturday, August 31, 2013

Vogue 8634

This was a very easy pattern just as Vogue promised. I featured this as a me made May outfit and promised I would make it again. 

 My pattern is a medium and I don't like thinner knits to be too  fitted so I added a 1/2 inch to the side seams.    Because of my age and or size, I  lengthened the front bodice by one inch.  While wearing this the weight of the knit pulls the top a bit lower than I like for work so I'll just wear a cami under it.   I did not have this problem with the lighter weight knit.  For the next version I will probably raise the neck line a  bit so I won't have to worry about it. 

I used a twin needle for the sleeves and hem.  I have a serger with the coverstitch function but I haven't used it yet and didn't want to start arguing with my machine, I wanted to wear my shirt the next day.

Front side

This is how the inside looks when you use twin needles.

The knit fabric has a wonderful drape and is smooth and soft at the same time.  It was purchased  3 or 4 years ago when Billli and I went on  fabric buying trip to New York City with Peggy Sagers.  We had so much fun and were totally amazed at how many fabric and notion shops there were. We were able to go to stores that most shoppers never see. The quality of the fabrics were also better than what I usually see in my area.   It was almost overwhelming. 

I would love to go again. (Billi can you hear me?)

The sleeves are really the same length and the cowl usually sits nicer but I just finished working 10 hours and was too tired and hungry to spend any time making adjustments for the camera.
This is a really quick top to make and you can easily cut and sew it in an afternoon.

1 comment:

  1. I like on you. I wouldn't like the neck, looks hot to me.