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Vogue Patterns: 8954 (Misses' Vest) - Type:Vests    printable version
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Reviewed by:sfshaza
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Posted on:11/22/13 1:32 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8954 by sfshaza

Vogue Patterns: 8954 by sfshaza  Vogue Patterns: 8954 by sfshaza  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Rayon-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description: Very loose-fitting, unlined vest has single-layer collar and collar band (wrong side shows), seam detail, French seams stitched to right side of fabric, and shaped hemline. Front closings: purchased pin A, hook & thread eye B and button C. A and C: narrow hem. D: cut on length/crosswise grain, wrong side shows on front opening. Fabric note: not suitable for one-way designs. No provisions provided for above or below waist adjustment.

Pattern Sizing: XS (4-5) to XXL (24-26). This is a generously sized pattern. Marcy recommends, on her blog, to go down one size if you want a closer fit. I would normally make a size 14 (medium) and then to do an FBA. But for this, I used a small and did NOT do an FBA.

The size was perfect.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They were great.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The interesting piecing!

Fabric Used: I used a rayon lycra knit. It is very unstable, very lightweight, very prone to rippling.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Other than sizing down, none.

Next time I would do two things differently. First, I would sew all three pieces seams on each front with the reverse French seam, not just the first and third. I wear this vest open and the conventionally sewn seam allowance (which I serged) shows.

Also, if I were to use another droopy fabric, I would eliminate the collar. It's difficult to make it lie nicely in this droopy fabric. That would not be an issue in a more substantial fabric.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I would sew it again. I really like it.

Conclusion: A very interesting, very fun vest! More on my blog.

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MrsCharisma said...
Really cute Shams!
11/22/13 2:16 PM
tanyamaile said...
Love it, Shams!
11/22/13 2:39 PM
mm said...
Next pattern sale this one is going in my basket.
11/22/13 4:17 PM
carolynw said...
I saw this pattern and though meh! Now it's in the bag next sale. As usual your making of this top is just perfect. Love the fabric choice
11/22/13 4:22 PM
bonnie said...
Shams-what an interesting fabric to use for this pattern. you really open up the mind for new options.......bought a similar fabric recently from EOS...Wonderful creativity.
11/22/13 6:04 PM
NancyZL said...
This looks great! I'm in the process of finishing up my version & also found the collar droopy so ended up facing it.
11/22/13 6:28 PM
Barbara V said...
Fantastic Shams! Your striped knit fabric is just perfect for this fun vest. It looks great on you.
11/22/13 7:44 PM
marthamyers said...
Another great piece. What an interesting statement piece. Thanks for sharing!
11/22/13 8:32 PM
SewLibra said...
Now that's a bold statement! I like it!
11/23/13 0:09 AM
Dilliander said...
Lovely to see this made up. The stripes work really well with the seaming, it looks great!
11/23/13 0:49 AM
petro said...
Great result, the stripey fabric shows off the pattern seaming brilliantly. Like Carolyn I didn't see the potential in this pattern in the catalogue, but you have made a stiking top with it.
11/23/13 2:22 AM
ceedee said...
Wasn't aware of this pattern but I now have to have it! Love what you did with the stripes; I can see how other talented people could take advantage of the design for decorative stitches, embroidery, using various color/texture fabrics. The sky is the limit for design opportunities with this vest. Thanks for the post (and it looks great and so comfy on you!).
11/23/13 5:24 AM
VivianZ said...
Cute, cute, cute!
11/23/13 7:10 AM
Fran G said...
I knew this was a creation of yours while only a partial view was visible! Your fabric choices are always so cool! Always a statement piece.
11/23/13 7:59 AM
mmcp said...
Great top, and very helpful sizing tip.
11/23/13 8:34 AM
Danvillegirl said...
This is so your style! Cute!
11/23/13 8:39 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Your vest is super cute on you! I do really like it but one thing that has held me back is the fact that it is so very large! Going down a size will help, and after seeing yours, I have to get this pattern. Cute!!!
11/23/13 9:44 AM
DorothyK said...
Fabulous! Love this in stripes. The pattern has so much potential. Can't wait to make it.
11/23/13 11:09 AM
grey ann said...
Very snazzy. You always inspire me! I don't look so good with the wider shoulders hanging down my arms. How simple do you think it would be to angle those armscyes so they shoulders would end at my natural shoulder line???
11/23/13 12:54 PM
sfshaza said...
Thanks, everyone! Grey ann, I think you could modify the armhole pretty easily. You will need to adjust the armhole binding, accordingly, but it doesn't seem hard to me.
11/23/13 1:34 PM
lamstu said...
Using stripes is a fabulous choice. You've done a great job with a difficult fabric!
11/23/13 6:40 PM
sewingcanary said...
So many comments, what can I say?! Great food for thought on a jacket Im planning, especially about the seam. Re collar - Im curious if Vogue recommended interfacing. Perhaps a tricot or biased woven would help next time. Kudos.
11/23/13 10:27 PM
TJSEWS said...
I've been eyeing this pattern. After seeing how fabulous your turned out, I may have to get it!
11/24/13 4:25 PM
Annie P said...
A great job! Your vest looks much nicer than the one on the pattern envelope, which just looks boring.
11/25/13 5:28 PM
Tina Rathbone said...
Another great meld of fabric to pattern. I just acquired this one, and with all the suggested fabric types on the pattern, I can't go wrong. Hoping to finish this before our SFO Opera trip in May!
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