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|Vogue Patterns: 8634 (Misses' Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Fabric:||Cotton Jersey [See other projects in this fabric]|
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"Misses' Top: Close-fitting, pullover tops A, B, C, in two lengths, have collar and stitched hems. A: short sleeves. B: three-quarter length sleeves. C: long sleeves."
I used the three-quarter sleeves from view "B" and the tunic length of view "C".
Misses' Xsm-Sml-Med. I sewed a medium.
Some wild and funky Michael Miller cotton jersey from the "Heaven and Helsinki" series by Patty Young. I had 1.5 yards of this fabric and used nearly all of it with scraps to spare. I feel a resurgence of the gaudy 1970's wearing this fabric, all in good fun.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat, because mine was not close-fitting with the excess ease that I encountered at the sides, back of the collar, and upper back.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were straightforward with helpful diagrams.
After stitching the front under bust seam, I stitched the front of the raglan sleeve to each front of the top and then to the back (matching the notches). Then I stitched a sleeve seam and side seam as one continuous seam and repeated this process to the other sleeve seam and side seam. The basted collar end, having a center back seam, is attached to the stay-stitched neckline. Hemming and top-stitching the sleeves and lower edge of the top completed the construction. Very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that this top is very easy to sew and I like cowl-necked styles.
The only thing that I am not to fond of is the 2" excess ease, or what I call "bulk", that I encountered from the collar behind my neck and the upper back. Although the depth of the neckline is modest, I would have preferred it to be 1" higher from the center.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
My usual petite adjustment at the waistline and narrowing the upper back from the center back.
I took in the side seams an additional 1/4".
Removed 2" from the lower edge before hemming and top-stitching.
Tried to keep the continuity of the print while cutting the fabric pieces, especially at the under bust seam.
Omitted top-stitching the under bust seam and the neckline seam.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
After more adjustments in the upper back and accordingly to the collar, I would sew this top again. I still would recommend this pattern with a reservation. I disagree with Vogue's description of the top being "close-fitting". Just be on the lookout for the extra ease. Very Easy also meant in my case, Very Ease-y...
Being in my pattern stash for quite a bit of time, I classify this under the category, "why-had-I not-sewn-this-one-sooner"?
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