|Vogue Patterns: 8854 (Misses' Tunic) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||12/1/12 5:30 AM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.88 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Double Faced [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Loose-fitting, pullover tunic has collar or hood, shaped hemline, narrow hem and snap closing. Topstitching. Wrong side shows on hemline, and hood B. B: pocket. B and C: button and self loop.|
Pattern Sizing: XS - S - M
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes just not quite as drapey
Were the instructions easy to follow? I felt they could have been a little more detailed - particularly in regard to finishing the facings etc. It does tend to jump between the three different views, I had to figure out when one set of instructions started and the other stopped at times.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the three styles and the slightly groovy touches for a 'hoodie'.
I did think the instructions could be much better.
Fabric Used:Cotton - double faced. Marc Jacobs
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
* I used a wooden toggle instead of a button
* I omitted the snaps which are to hold the flap down more firmly. I just think they would look messy with the neck open.
* I used a twin needle on the hem and cuffs. Yeah I know, dead fancy for a hoodie right?
* I set the sleeves in flat because it's just so much easier! There is no gathering in the sleeves. I attached the sleeves and then sewed up the sleeve and side seams in one go. Why make life hard for yourself?
* I love this fabric and I like the cuffs turned back so the contrast inner shows. Ihaven'tt stitched these back as I want the length for the colder winter days.
* I hand-stitched the outside bottom of the neck opening down, rather than edge stitching along the bottom edge as the pattern says. I found the edge stitching was very obvious due to the thickness of the fabric. It created a giant puffy indentation. Not so fancy. I also stitched a little further up the bottom of the opening as I did not want to put little press studs to close the opening. I just thought it would look messy when the toggle was undone.
* I turned under the inside edges of the neck facings. They just looked untidy unfinished or overlocked.
* I flipped over the fabric to get a contrast on my neck facing when the toggle is undone. I thought from the look of the pattern only one facing would be revealed. Doh! Not true, I should have flipped both
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. I would make it up in a much lighter knit fabric next time, more of a soft wool jersey.
A nie pettern which just requires a little bit more attention to deliver a neater finish. A very comfortable top to wear.
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