Online Sewing Class: Altering Jackets
SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Pattern Reviews> Vogue Patterns> 8536 (MISSES' TOP)

46 more reviews
Viewed 1114 times 
Reviewed by:Amanda S.

About Amanda S.starstarstarstar
Member since: 6/27/08
Reviews: 89 (patterns: 89)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 176 people
Report a problem with this review
Posted on:11/3/08 9:51 PM
Last Updated:11/3/08 9:57 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 20 people   
See other patterns in this category: Tops    
Available for sale on PR: $22.50 Pattern Details
To read this review, please Login. Only registered members can read reviews written more than 6 months ago.
Available for sale on PR: $22.50 Pattern Details
<< Previous      Next >>
20 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
Dee2 said... (11/22/08 3:52 PM) Reply
Great top, beautifully sewn inside & out. Your illustrations are really helpful--thanks for the review!
Beachbug said... (11/14/08 12:01 PM) Reply
Thank you for the great info and the excellent detailed photos of your techniques. I especially enjoyed seeing the INSIDE of your garment. (No, I didn't become bored.)
Amanda S. said... (11/5/08 1:41 PM) Reply
Nancy2001 - Thanks! I like your ideas. I was thinking the design was flawed, not that it was simply too big in the neck. But now I see where I can correct the problem next time.
nancy2001 said... (11/5/08 1:05 PM) Reply
Amanda, what a great looking top in a beautiful fabric, and thank you for your very helpful review. I recently made this crossover top and posted my review. The way I got around the droopiness problem was to take a TNT tee shirt pattern that fit me perfectly and morph a modified version of the neckline onto it. I also used a shorter band around the neckline than the Vogue pattern specified. One other trick that might eliminate droopiness in the front area for you might be to go down a pattern size or two in the shoulder.
Sharon M said... (11/4/08 6:29 PM) Reply
Lovely version of this pattern.
janet said... (11/4/08 11:32 AM) Reply
You are making an exquisite wardrobe with exceptional craftsmanship. You look divine!
rozzybabe said... (11/4/08 11:23 AM) Reply
As always, a fabulous job!
EleanorSews said... (11/4/08 10:18 AM) Reply
Thanks for the review. What a lovely top! What about using clear elastic like you would to stabilize/prevent gaposis in a crossover wrap top? I'm waiting for JoAnns to have a sale to pick this one up.
Barbara V said... (11/4/08 10:00 AM) Reply
Pretty top and lovely sewing job. I like your French seams and that you chose to finish the bottom with a band. As a substitute for the cover stitch when I'm in a hurry and don't want to change my serger I sometimes use a double needle which gives similar results.
Rosebeee said... (11/4/08 9:53 AM) Reply
I have a wrap front shirt that does that same gapping thing! How are you going to fix your pattern? Maybe I could do the same thing with mine!! :) Your shirt looks fabulous, by the way! :)
kasizzle said... (11/4/08 9:05 AM) Reply
Cute top!
Gelbean said... (11/4/08 1:32 AM) Reply
Great top. Thanks for the info on the droopy front. I just ordered this pattern for that particular view. Great job overcoming your machine limitations by adding the bands.
AngieC said... (11/4/08 0:57 AM) Reply
Your top is absolutely beautiful! I love that fabric! Great review!
sewtime said... (11/4/08 0:02 AM) Reply
Beautiful top!! Love the fabric! Great fit!
Annette1 said... (11/3/08 11:39 PM) Reply
Vonnevo said... (11/3/08 10:30 PM) Reply
Beautiful Amanda ! ! I enjoy seeing your great fabric and pattern choices :)
DaisyEsq said... (11/3/08 10:13 PM) Reply
You've made a beautiful blouse. The inside looks just as pretty as the outside.
DorothyK said... (11/3/08 10:09 PM) Reply
Beautiful top. The fabric is perfect for the pattern. It really looks good on you.
Heidi Ho said... (11/3/08 10:01 PM) Reply
I think your top is very nice and I personally like the French seams. I have a serger but back when I learned to sew about 40 years ago I loved doing French seams even though no one saw them but me.
Kaitlinnegan said... (11/3/08 9:56 PM) Reply
Wow, your top looks great! I almost bought this pattern at the last sale, and next time I'll definitely have to! Would stitching the front wrap part down (through the 2 layers) fix the droopiness, or would it just create other problems?
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Fun with Fitting - PANTS
Fun with Fitting - PANTS

Class Details

Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Sewing Workshop Nikko Jacket Pattern

Pattern Details
You Sew Girl Carry All Pattern

You Sew Girl Carry All Pattern

Pattern Details
Diana Magazine 12-2014-27

by: Catroodje