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Vogue Patterns: 8815 thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Posted on:10/21/13 11:58 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8815 by JudyCook

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description:
Easy peplum top

Pattern Sizing:
8-16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I like to think so.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were very clear and easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I have wanted a peplum top for quite a while, but others didn't suit me...peplum was too long, too short, too full. This one was just right.

Fabric Used:
I used a very nice bright red ponte di roma. In hindsight, I think it was just a bit too heavy. If I make this top again, I will use something slightly lighter weight.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Because I used knit, I was able to omit the zipper and just use a slash opening in the back with two hooks and eyes for closures. The pattern called for the neckline and hem to be finished with bias tape, but the knit allowed me to just overcast the edges and then fold down and stitch. I modified the sleeve length to 3/4. Because I am very short-waisted, I used the size 8 for length-wise dimensions and size 12 for width-wise ones.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I made this top to wear to a college football game, hence the bright red. I think I will make it again in a less assertive color. Yes, I recommend it.

Conclusion:
The top was very easy to sew, and I think it is pretty attractive now that I've completed it. I wore it to the game and got several compliments.
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PattyGee said...
Beautiful top and what a great fit!
10/22/13 0:33 AM
SewWil said...
Very pretty top! Looks great on you.
10/22/13 0:46 AM
LlanoGirl said...
Very nice and well done! Love the color. Congrats on your first review!
10/22/13 8:32 AM
madrejesica said...
Very nice, I have the pattern, look forward to trying it after seeing your pretty red top. Appears to fit well.
10/22/13 8:54 AM
CissieW said...
Pretty top! It fits you beautifully. From the picture, the ponte doesn't look heavy!
10/22/13 10:25 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
So pretty and flattering!
10/22/13 10:36 AM
RadarRadiance said...
Cute! You got a great fit out of the pattern and how nice not to put in a zipper!
10/22/13 10:42 AM
Baja Susana said...
Very pretty top. I love the color and the fit. I have a pattern much like this, you have inspired me to make it.
10/22/13 10:55 AM
Re Becca said...
Very pretty. This style really flatters you and the color is perfect.
10/22/13 12:44 PM
SewLibra said...
Agree with the others plus I like the 3/4 sleeves. Congrats on your first review!
10/22/13 1:00 PM
Ms. McCall said...
Beautiful fit, and fabulous colour on you!
10/22/13 2:00 PM
imsewcrazy said...
Beautiful! The color is great on you!
10/22/13 6:47 PM
PureJoy said...
Lovely. The fit is beautiful. I don't usually consider 3/4 sleeves but I like them on you. I've heard peplums are going to be big in fashion soon, and I figured I can't wear them but you inspired me. Love it!
10/23/13 4:27 PM
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