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Vogue Patterns: V8495 (VERY EASY VOGUE) - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:Melwyk
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Posted on:9/19/13 9:20 PM
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Sarsez said...
Pretty top and pretty colour!
9/20/13 1:15 AM
JOshiro said...
Very flattering!
9/20/13 9:49 AM
Melwyk said...
Thanks! Surprisingly it doesn't wrinkle that much either, which is nice :)
9/20/13 10:12 AM
STARG said...
Your blouse is lovely. Looks like the fabric drapes good and it's a very pretty color. Good job!
9/20/13 1:02 PM
sewingcanary said...
You have been sewing up a storm - and it’s not even winter yet! From my side of the photo, I never would have guessed this to be a new linen. It looks more like a knit or well broken-in woven. Nice choice… and barely more than a meter? Wow!
9/20/13 2:14 PM
Melwyk said...
sewingcanary-- lucky me, I had a 2 week staycation in August during which I got a lot of projects cut & queued up to sew ;) I know that when things get busy for me in a few weeks I won't be able to sew much so have been going great guns trying to catch up! This one is some kind of linen blend, not sure of exact content, but it feels very 'used' and soft already...considering the minimal wrinkling it must have some synthetic something in it. I double checked and it was probably closer to a metre and a half in total of fabric.
9/20/13 8:16 PM
sewingcanary said...
Hi again - I must have sensed you… I decided to go back and see if anyone ever responds to my comments (something I haven’t been doing) and here you are. I pass on a lot of info and don’t know if anyone uses it. This is a good time to ask if you know how I can make these comments have paragraphs. With the price of gas in BC, a staycation sounds good. I WAS planning to visit a friend who said she’d help me with fitting. I’ve been away from sewing for a long time due to severe injury. I’ve decided to sew my closet of fabric or get rid of it. Wish I had more prints. I didn’t even have decent basic patterns. I bought a few and have been mucking about with them. I’m going to put their attributes together. Boy, are they thin! My old made-by-me pants pattern amounts to a zillion unmarked pieces = useless. Very glad I kept a pair of see-thru-thin old pull-on cords. I’ve traced RTW and am ready to draw the final lines for new pants. My old jean pattern amounts to a yoke and part of a beat-up pattern I taped a fly to = next to useless. I saw a video about using iron-on interfacing to reinforce patterns. I have my pattern making supplies, new interfacing, a few new irresistible fabrics, Plus the dress fabric that started it all in the first place. I’m almost ready to sail. Debating whether to do items one at a time or do a bunch of cutting at once, or tackled the long waiting box of fixing and altering, muslins or no muslins, etc. Hmmm. Tuesday I discovered a [virtually no-ease] pattern making book original edition 1968, this one 1986. Perhaps my mother gave it to me when she gave me the pants book. …. Earlier today I saw you in your stripe dress and remembered the pretty colours of the thin stripes. I thought “hmm, slash pockets with a curve would look nice - perhaps a light gather along the top”. Some wide bias trim… an idea for next time. About the lilac ‘linen’ - it sounds like a shirt-blouse I made years ago. I was working as a surveyor in the hot summer sun. I needed a light-weight cover-up shirt and needed it yesterday. I was new here, didn’t know stores etc.. I went to the bargain section of a fabric store (Fabricland - the sole survivor now), got and a chunk of pinky orange, pale salmon, “unknown fibres” and a pattern. I hated synthetic, knew it was at least part synthetic but had a light linen feel. It was cheap, it was soft, it breathed. This was before “distressed” fabrics. It held up to an amazing amount of abuse. I’d forgotten - it wore and wore then all of a sudden fell apart. … … The geese started flying early this year. The last thing I want to do right now is yard work and winterizing, but the longer I put it off, the colder and harder it will be to do. Well, off to bed now. Nice chatting with you. I don’t know much about this website other than there’s some marvelous creations coming out of it! It has sure charged me up! I have sewing on the brain! I had been thinking sewing was a dead art, but not with this batch! Love and Peace, Canary
9/21/13 4:54 AM
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