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Posted on:7/26/14 7:54 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8597 by valerie sews

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Pattern Description: Close fitting pullover tops for knit fabrics. Both views have raglan sleeves. Both views are shaped through the waist. View A and B have an extended front that forms a cowl collar. View B has dart shaping and a separate pice for the cowl collar.

Pattern Sizing:Pattern comes in sizes 6-12 and 14-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?I made View B with the funnel cowl collar. This view did look like the drawing but my previous attempt in a too saggy knit did not.

Were the instructions easy to follow?the instructions are easy to follow. I constructed my top on the serger and did serged edges for the neck, body and sleeve hems.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like the raglan sleeves and now that I've made it work, the funnel neck cowl..

Fabric Used:I have made this pattern three times. The first time was a bit of a let down due to wrong material choice. The second time I did View B from a black viscose knit, not doing darts but easing the front to the back at the bust area instead and was very happy with the top. This version was from a double layered knit with a grey underlay and a ripped black over layer. this is my favourite version so far.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:None, except to do sleeve and hem lengths that were half way between View A and View B

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Undoubtedly

Conclusion: A good winter basic. You can see all my versions on my
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atymonw said...
What a cool top!
7/26/14 9:34 PM
Margaret said...
This looks great on you! Very interesting fabric.
7/27/14 1:27 AM
Mufffet said...
What a great style - looks terrific on you, and is just so chic.
7/27/14 11:32 AM
 
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