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|Vogue Patterns: 2809 (Misses top, tunic, & dress) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||12/22/12 8:47 AM |
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|Fabric:||Poly-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is a fun top with three versions. View A is a short-sleeve shirt length version. View B is tunic length with long, slightly flared sleeves. View C is sleeveless and dress length, with an elastic waist band. Also included in the pattern are a maxi length skirt and a simple pair of pants.
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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except I made a view the pattern does not show. I made a sleeveless version of View B (a long sleeved tunic) in a soft paisley and animal print knit.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. The top went together quickly, with only 3 main pattern pieces; front, back and a small front facing. To make sure the gathers stayed even when I applied the facing to the circular opening, I used a dozen pins and topstitched from the right side of the garment.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It's quick and easy, and the design is flattering on me.
I used an ITY poly-lycra animal and paisley print. This knit is very soft, drippy and slippery. I needed a lot of pins.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made one design change. I sewed the front edges of the neckline together at the top of the circular opening. I made a small pin-on velvet bow, which is easily swapped out for a more decorative brooch to dress it up a bit, like the lighthearted fluffy fascinator used in the photo.
The pattern uses bias tape to face the armholes in the sleeveless version and the neckline in all versions. The ivory bias tape I used is visible in the photo, because my mannequin has no neck or arms to hide them.
I made one construction technique change. The pattern instructions use the “two rows of stitching, pull up the bobbin thread” method to gather the front. I prefer to use the “zig zag over dental floss” method, mint flavored was what I happened to have on hand.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, and yes. In fact I plan to make a short sleeved version in pink jersey, this time I will try using a self fabric rose to fill in the circular gather.
This is a really fun top to make and wear!
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