|Vogue Patterns: 8536 (MISSES' TOP) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $16.88 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Rayon-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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I made the crew neck version of this pattern and am wondering why I ever tried another T-shirt pattern. There have been many reviews but thought I needed to remind everyone that this pattern has such a good, basic fit.
The only change I made was to narrow the sleeves. It's personal preference.
Back, with Jalie stretch jeans
Slim fit for layering
Pattern Description: Close-fitting pullover top has neck and sleeve variations, side slits and topstitched hems. A: round neck, short sleeves. B: round neck, below elbow sleeves. C: V-neck, sleeveless. D: V-neck, long sleeves. E: mock-wrap neck, below elbow sleeves.
I made the mock neck with the long sleeves.
Pattern Sizing: Available in 6-22. This envelope was 6-12. I started with a size 12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy, tres facile just like Vogue says.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
-A great basic garment for my daily wardrobe.
-A T-shirt with a little extra detail; my mission this fall.
-The double front panel works well to hide body imperfections when using a softer, drapey knit.
Fabric Used: Denim blue Rayon/Lycra jersey from the sale corner at Treadle Yard Goods in St. Paul. ($7.00/yard)
An aside about fabric: EVERYTHING is now made from rayon or rayon blend and in RTW it all says "lay flat to dry" (as if my home is so spacious that I can have a week's worth of laundry lying about). I know rayon is a brittle fiber and wonder if this shirt will be all pill-y in short order. Where did all of the cotton go?
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
-I used Renee B's tip for neckline gaposis prevention. She describes it well so I won't repeat. It worked!
-Didn't bother with the side slits.
-Sewed sleeves in flat which allowed for some sleeve and torso fitting later.
-The arm circumference would be perfect if you have fuller arms, mine are wimpy (some day I will get a gym membership and look like Michelle Obama, just not today) so I ended up with a 1"+ SA from wrist to underarm.
-The body also ran a bit big. This may have been caused by my soft fabric but I took about a .75 inch seam from underarm to hem.
-Added my normal inch to body length.
The pattern has some easing at the side seam even with the bust. This is a helpful feature for those of you who are busty. It would be simple to add more ease for an FBA.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I think I can sew this again and may try one of the other versions which aren't anything special but seem like nice, basic Ts (or I could just BUY a T-shirt from GAP or Target).
Conclusion: I wonder if this pattern looks slightly like a scrub top. I don't plan to make it from fabric with little kittens holding doctor's bags or a Sponge Bob Square Pant print so I might be OK.
All photos here
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