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Date: 1/30/13 7:16 PM

I have 2 yards of a beautiful lightweight burnout stretch velvet (not too stretchy) in my stash that desperately calls for being made into some sort of top to show off its gorgeous drape. I'm ordering one of the new Vogues (totally different project) during the sale that ends on Friday, and want to grab another couple patterns while I'm at it. I AM A KNIT NOVICE.

I like the look of V8816, but am put off by the "fitted through the bust" bit--and looking at reviews, it looks like they're telling the truth about that. I'd like to avoid an FBA here, if I can. I'd also like at least a *little* bit of a sleeve, if possible.

Any suggestions?

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Date: 1/30/13 11:06 PM

Some quick pulls (haven't checked their reviews):
McCall 6563 - stable knits, lightweight wovens
Vogue 8831 - A little more complicated, but for two-way stretch knit and has cup sizes!
Vogue 8669 - semi-fitted, for moderate stretch knits. If you were so inspired you could probably take it in at the side seams to fit it slightly better.

Depending what your size is, you might be able to have enough to pull off this dress:
Vogue 8873 - one of the sheath options?

-- Edited on 1/30/13 11:07 PM --

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Date: 1/30/13 11:43 PM

I love Butterick 5679 in View D. It says it take 2-1/8, but I bet you could shorten it a couple inches.

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Date: 1/31/13 7:37 AM

I've just been looking for Spring sewing inspiration on netaporter and found this Etro top. It looks just likeVogue 1282. This top is quite low but is an easy fix to just sew the front seam a little higher.

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Date: 1/31/13 7:48 AM

It makes a diff for the fabric whether the cowl is fold-over or with a facing as far as weight and drape.
What are your pattern preferences for this?
That pattern looks looks like it has a seam, wonder if part is cut on a bias?

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Date: 1/31/13 8:32 AM

Mccalls 6034 is one I've stitched up twice. Once as a maternity top. Love it. Jump on the knit train!!!
Oh, and just FYI V8669 runs huge, in my experience. :)
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Date: 1/31/13 6:02 PM

stirwatersblue,

I'd really like to see V8816 in a drapey knit, so (speaking selfishly) I hope you do choose that one!

gramma b is right about part of it cut on the bias--it's the top front. But that's assuming a woven fabric. My experience so far (too inconclusive to write a review): a muslin made out of odd partly-felted light cotton (kind of neat looking); another, not actually meant as a muslin, of raw silk. I think the raw silk was too heavy for this pattern. Also, the sleeves (if you're making the sleeved version) seem a little odd for the rest of the pattern (tapered or at least close, whereas the rest isn't).

How about a pattern with flounces at the elbows, and maybe a peplum?

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Yards cut/sewn:58
Yards purchased: 46.3

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