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|Vogue Patterns: 7905 (Misses' Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||12/12/12 6:18 PM |
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|Fabric:||Faux Leather [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is a remake of Vogue Misses top pattern that I originally made in 2005 for a close-fitting, lined top has boning and flared, long sleeve variations. Original review.
This review if for a sleeveless zip front version in fake red leather.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The basic lines are the same for the bodice area. I made modifications to neckline, front closure, shoulders, and armhole, removing the sleeves and boning. This was to due to the limited amount of fabric I was working with and the overall look I was going for.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions are easy enough, I give a detailed information in my original review on construction changes to simplify things on the original.
Due to my experience with this pattern and the design changes I made, I just loosely referred to the instructions for piecing the bust area together and did not use the rest of the instructions for this version.
Fairly lightweight, fake red leather that I purchased from Hancock right before the store closed in my area. This was a test garment to see how the fabric sewed and handled the iron before I made up a trench coat using one of the Project Runway patterns from Simplicity. After cutting out the trench coat, I only had about 3/4 of a yard of fabric to work with so a red leather vest was born.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1) Completely omitted the facing and hook and eye closures, instead opting for a separating zipper closure.
2) Redrew the neck and shoulder line to create wide set, narrow straps in place of sleeves. The straps are wide enough to cover my bra and placed exactly where my bra sits on my shoulders. This requires a change to the neckline curve to get a balanced look. Strap detail
3) Omitted the sleeves, lowered the armhole and redrew the upper part of the arm opening to narrow into the straps.
1) Omitted the boning. While it would not hurt to have a bit more structure, I did not want to deal with creating boning channels and run the risk of the boning showing as a bump on the outside of the garment.
2) Top stitched both sides of all seams and trimmed the excess on the inside. This opened up my seams in a fabric that does not make a crisp edge, managed the seam allowances nicely and reduces bulk. It is also a detail commonly found in leather garments so it was a nice look. Inside view
3) Used the same lapped seam approach to sewing the bust area to the bodice as I described in my original review. Close up of bust and topstitching
4) Turned, edge stitched, and trimmed all edges to create a really clean finished look.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This was an experiment in creating a garment with a new fabric and very little yardage to work with. I also wanted to see if I could create a dramatically different look from the original version. My ease it putting this together and success was greatly due to how well the original pattern was drafted and all the alterations and notes I made for fit the first time I sewed it up in 2005. I highly recommend it.
I'm please with how it turned out. I've plan on lining it with red or black satin. The result is a bit edgy, but still feminine. There is a UFO in my closet from 2001 for a hip length brown suede jacket that I now need to complete to go with this top and a pair of skinny jeans.
I highly recommend that you pull some of those old patterns (and UFOs) out of the closet and give them another go. Since they are already altered fit is easy. It really lets you focus on making the pieces unique and trying things that would otherwise be intimidating.
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