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Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 7829 (Tunic-length blouses)

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Reviewed by:Debra H

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Posted on:11/11/05 4:31 PM
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Phillis2 said... (10/26/12 8:40 PM) Reply
I'm so sorry that I cannot see your finished project. Some say it's beautiful, stunning and georgeous. I purchased this pattern a number of years ago put it in my box of patterns and would stop on it as I'd go through patterns for my next project. I'm soooooooo glad I read your review which in fact was the only one for V7829. I also love this bohemian style blouse and had a beautiful piece of sueaded (sp?) silk to make it up. Well I'm not going to waste my fabric. I noticed that the pattern placement is as a bias cut. I dodged a bullet on this one. Thanks!
NK Designs said... (4/17/09 4:00 PM) Reply
I made this pattern some years ago and encountered similar problems.
mestake said... (1/15/08 2:29 PM) Reply
I had some of the same problems w this pattern. I agree that the sleeves were way too long and the collar is weird, the back didn't hang right, and there wasn't enough ease at the hip area. Vogue goofed on this one for sure. Too bad because it looked so beautiful on the envelope photo.
TessaP said... (12/3/07 6:11 PM) Reply
I have just found this site and was about to buy this pattern! Don't think I'll bother now!!
Debra H said... (11/18/06 8:37 AM) Reply
Believe it or not, the collar is supposed to turn under, not out
ajax said... (11/17/06 5:31 AM) Reply
I have just made view A for my niece who had chosen the pattern. Your review was very helpful as I looked it up after seeing that the collar was unfaced and it was cut on the bias. I decided to cut it on the straight grain and didn't have as many problems, although the collar wasn't great it didn't stretch and tended to turn under rather than flop out. The back gathers also worked out fine. I think the bias cut instructions may be a mistake! I made it in a very sheer fabric that I think was polyester georgette. So if anyone else loves the design it may be worth trying on the straight grain.
Karla Kizer said... (12/2/05 11:59 AM) Reply
I've had this pattern for a while, and just bought the fabric that is perfect for it, convinced that with the help of your review, I could make it work. I've re-read every word you wrote, and want to thank you for not letting me try to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. I'll find another pattern....though I bought this one for the soft neckline - exactly the detail that seems to be the worst. Your version is lovely, but I'm going to force myself to learn from your experience. Off to find another pattern option....Thank you!
candyo said... (11/19/05 3:55 PM) Reply
I JUST bought this and saw your review when I added it to my pattern catalog. It's getting returned next time I go to joann's!! Thank you!!!!
Danvillegirl said... (11/13/05 6:47 AM) Reply
Looks very nice. Sorry you had such issues. As always a very thorough and helpful review.
hongkongshopper said... (11/12/05 5:50 PM) Reply
It looks beautiful. Hopefully you can still enjoy wearing it.
GwenV said... (11/12/05 3:41 PM) Reply
The results look great in spite of the pattern problems. A very helpful review.
Dmd4106 said... (11/12/05 1:58 PM) Reply
Gorgeous blouse, despite pattern flaws. Thanks for the review
xela said... (11/12/05 9:53 AM) Reply
Thank you. I have this pattern in my stash and wanted to make it out of some beautiful beaded silk chiffon. I'm absolutely positive now that the plan for the communion of that pattern and that fabric will never happen. Thank you for saving my sanity--I'm on a very thin string as it is:-) Happy Sewing.
Steffie said... (11/12/05 6:14 AM) Reply
Such beautiful fabric! How frustrating that the pattern was such a pain. Thank you for all the warnings.
Geri Lynn said... (11/12/05 5:56 AM) Reply
Sorry this turned into such a nightmare, but I agree with the others that it ended up being a beautiful blouse! I too wonder if it would turn out ok cut on the grain? I love the style and have a wonderful fabric for it in my stash. You definitely should contact Vogue about the problems.
Modiste Madness said... (11/11/05 11:16 PM) Reply
You blouse is lovely; too bad it didn't work aout as planned for you. Thank you for all your reviews. I am starting to recognize your photo style and colors on site. They are always a treat.
HawkeMorningStar7 said... (11/11/05 9:01 PM) Reply
Your blouse looks so lovely Debra. Shame on Vogue for making you go thru all that work. Brilliant save. It has that wonderful Bohemian look to it.
QuickFade said... (11/11/05 8:47 PM) Reply
The blouse is gorgeous. Too bad it worked so poorly. Now, is anyone brave enough to make this without using a bias layout to see how it works? I would think that the bias layout would make a difference in the drape, but if it looks nice without bias, then maybe it would be worth making, with some adjustments to the collar. That does seem strange that there was no collar facing.
bunz said... (11/11/05 8:16 PM) Reply
Thank you for your thorough review. The blouse is beautiful! It's a real shame -- from Vogue no less. Send your review to them!
jemgirlca said... (11/11/05 7:50 PM) Reply
Your top is beautiful. My first thought was "I need to have this pattern". Too bad it's not a good choice. Good for you, for making it work!!
beangirl said... (11/11/05 7:33 PM) Reply
It is a very good-looking blouse... I agree with Elona: my first thought was that the bias layout was a mistake, rather than the other way around. I would definitely inform Vogue. You did an amazing reclamation job, but then everything of yours I've seen so far has been lovely!
CarrieA said... (11/11/05 6:45 PM) Reply
Oh, thank you Debra as this pattern very nearly came home with me the other day. I love the line drawings but wouldn't want to face what you did. Great job in the end!
Elona said... (11/11/05 6:10 PM) Reply
Debra, you made a lovely blouse, even though it was PITA. I agree with Stefanie that you should contact Vogue about this one. I wonder if it was actually designed to be cut on the straight grain, and the bias layout was a mistake! BTW, Annika's review-- a lot of the same problems.
CarolynGM said... (11/11/05 6:09 PM) Reply
Great save, Debra. I would have given up after the muslin. Your tunic is lovely.
carnelian said... (11/11/05 5:53 PM) Reply
This pattern resembles a luscious and graceful blouse by Anna Sui. Your review has saved me from the belief that my version is not wonderful because I am not wonderful. It is shabby and demoralizing that they market badly designed patterns for beautiful garments. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. And yet they are my brand of choice, because they don't oversimplify fit. When they aren't blowing it altogether!
sew obsessed said... (11/11/05 5:50 PM) Reply
Your blouse is georgeous. Too bad you had to redo so much. Your problem solving is inspiring. I might have chucked the idea of rayon in the muslin stage. What stick-to-it-tivness you have. Glenda said it best, You Rock....... Michelle
G_l_e_n_d_a said... (11/11/05 5:14 PM) Reply
This is a stunning garment, in spite of the pattern issues. You rock!
Mary Stiefer said... (11/11/05 5:10 PM) Reply
We all appreciate the many warnings about this pattern and your talent for modifying and making it look wonderful.
Elemenopeo said... (11/11/05 5:02 PM) Reply
I would tell Vogue about this pattern and all of it's problems - I trust your experience to stay away from this one. But your garment does have huge hangar appeal.
Moxie said... (11/11/05 4:41 PM) Reply
Your blouse is beautiful. You performed some excellent problem solving.
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