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|Vogue Patterns: 8915 (Misses' Top, Dress, Belt and Pants) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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"Misses' top, dress, belt, and pants: Pullover top or dress has self belt. Tapered pants have elasticized waist.
my pattern envelope showing the 2 views
Xsm-Sml-Med, Lrg-XL-XXL. I sewed a medium and realized that this pattern has excessive ease. I sewed a small for my second version in a dress and it became more fitted, especially after increasing the side seams.
For my first version, 3/4 of a yard of fabric remnant (3 yards purchased from GF, nearly 4 years ago) of a previous project, a cotton woven with slight stretch.
For my second version, a silk/charmeuse. The fabric print placement was tricky, especially with the random placements of the red "blocks".
Dress, sheath style I feel like a 1960's flight attendant. I should have made something else with this fabric.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat, due to some of my modifications.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, especially if you have sewn garments that require only two main pattern pieces, the front and the back.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that the top was easy to sew and that the top required approximately 3/4 of a yard of fabric. My dislikes are that I experienced "gaposis" at the neckline (front and back) and the belt is needed to cinch the top or dress due to the "sack"-like silhouette. I sized down to a "S" for my second version (dress).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
*For modesty, I raised the armscye, by stitching 1" above the marked circle (I could have gone a tad higher) or the start of the side seam.
Still the lower portion of the armhole is low :
Side view of top
*For the first version, made two small darts at the neckline to address the gaping or "draping" neckline.
*Used a bias strip in the same fabric to finish the neckline, instead of turning under the raw edges and top-stitching a narrow hem as directed.
*Made my typical petite adjustment at the waistline
* Narrowed the upper back 1/2" from the center (total 1" across) tapering to 0" above the waistline
*For my first version (the top), I created a "split" sleeve by not sewing the shoulder seam in its entirety. I made a narrow hem at the edges before hemming the lower edges of the sleeves.
*Due to the fraying nature of the silk (dress version), I sewed the sides in French seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Most likely, but in the top only. This pattern is ideal to showcase fabric prints and for beginners. I recommend using fabric remnants just under a yard to determine if the pattern needs to be altered to your fitting preferences.
I prefer this pattern as a top.
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