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Vogue Patterns: 8581 (MISSES' TUNIC) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:madbadger
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Posted on:11/3/13 4:08 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8581 by madbadger

Vogue Patterns: 8581 by madbadger  Vogue Patterns: 8581 by madbadger  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description: Misses tunic with 3 sleeve variations.

Pattern Sizing: I sewed one size smaller than what my measurements called for and I thought it was perfect.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, I made view C.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very clear instructions with good diagrams.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love how easy this was - instant gratification! Something I really needed after the lined jacket contest . Really liked the neck & sleeve bands as well - very professional finish. The top itself is very comfortable, loose-fitting, yet stylish.

Fabric Used: An ITY knit I've had in my stash a while.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made the elastic binding at the hem a little smaller than the pattern called for (not on purpose, lol), so I ended up having to use 1/2 inch elastic instead of the 3/4 inch that the pattern called for. Doesn't seem to have made much of a difference.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I will definitely sew this again & highly recommend. This top looks great in a solid color or I think, any print - especially if you have something loud and obnoxious you want to show off!

Conclusion: Quick & easy stylish top can be made in both long, 3/4 and short sleeves. Very comfortable to wear & looks nice dressed down with jeans or a little dressier with slacks.

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Opals Passions said...
Cute top and the color looks good on you.
11/3/13 4:22 PM
Guelphgurl said...
Lovely colour. I have this pattern and my just have to sew it up!
11/3/13 4:36 PM
WinterQueen said...
I've never looked twice at this pattern. You've made this top look amazing! :) x
11/3/13 4:37 PM
Merche said...
That colour is so pretty and the pattern is great. Im not a fan of blouses but this one is so pretty. I must try!
11/3/13 5:15 PM
Danmar said...
Love your cute top and the color!
11/3/13 6:47 PM
Vintagelover said...
color and fit is awesome!
11/3/13 11:37 PM
Changma said...
Very pretty.
11/4/13 5:09 AM
mlclements said...
Lovely color. The top looks great on you!
11/4/13 9:08 AM
Nenewhis said...
Great look, I love the pattern and fabric.
11/4/13 12:14 PM
caper81 said...
This is such a great top! Looks so comfy & stylish and the colour is perfect!:)
11/5/13 1:24 PM
Nicole Bacon said...
Very pretty!
11/6/13 7:40 AM
Melwyk said...
Your version inspired me to try my own. Love how this looks on you.
1/27/14 11:58 PM
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