|Vogue Patterns: 1142 (CASUAL) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||1/10/13 6:37 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Silk [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Loose-fitting pull-over top has pleats and stitched hems. Wrong side of fabric shows.
American sizes 6-14; I cut the size 10
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you had finished sewing it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions are very easy to follow... although in my opinion a lot of extra top-stitching is essential in order to prepare this garment to stand up to normal washing and wearing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I absolutely love the design concept; the way a couple of almost-rectangles can be tweaked here and there before being... well to put it frankly; pretty much slapped roughly together, and magically become transformed into a rather romantic, artistic and very unusual blouse.
Very thin and slippery silk
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
After pressing each pleat in place, I edge-stitched each and every fold of each pleat, to make it a permanent fold. Yup. Each, and. Every. Fold. To not do this would be to lose all those pleats with the very first wash. And since I spent about five minutes carefully measuring each fold before pressing; losing them was not an option I wanted to consider!
In fact I cannot understand why the permanency of the pleats is not considered and addressed in the instructions...
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I probably will want another one of this summery and airy little top sometime. I recommend this top pattern to the meticulous seamster who craves romance and drama in her wardrobe, but still likes to be comfy.
It is super comfortable and very forgiving to wear, and nicely easy breezy for summer. On top of that, it is a delightfully unusual, undeniably cool and very funky garment. I feel rather artistique in this top
I have more pictures of the details and different views of the top here