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Vogue Patterns: 8151 (MISSES' TOP) thumbsup - Type:Tops    printable version
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Reviewed by:ladyithis
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Posted on:12/1/13 12:49 PM
Last Updated:12/1/13 12:50 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8151 by ladyithis

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Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
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Fabric:Rayon Poly Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description

Pull-over knit top, ... with DARTS! (and half-length sleeve)

Pattern Sizing

I opted for the pattern for bust size 34.

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

Almost exactly, unintentionally. The pattern shows a blue ribbed shirt, mine's silver.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Oh, Sandra. I did get a little scared at first when I saw the wall-of-text per instruction, but as I read, you were VERY clear on your instruction, so that a lesser experienced sewist would know exactly what to do. I mostly skimmed the instructions after that, making sure that I was assembling the shirt in the correct order and hemming up the sleeves in the specified amount.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I really like the darts. I'm not a busty girl, so even if I'm wearing a "girly" t-shirt, my bust looks rather... small. It's not that I want to BE busty, but the darts do a very good job of adding another dimension to an otherwise generic shirt. Including the collar band and excluding the optional ties (which I left optional), there's only four pattern pieces. If I had given the pattern more thought, I would have probably cut out the long sleeves, but since the weight of the fabric is pretty light weight, the half-length sleeves worked out really well and I can wear this shirt into the spring. No complaints about this pattern at all, actually.

Fabric Used

A sparkly silver knit from that's a rayon/poly blend.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made

Left the bottom hem a little longer than instructed, but I like longer shirts. And even though I top stitched the collar band, I still put a smidge of hem tape under it to make sure that it would stay put and not flip up.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

If I needed another basic shirt, I'd definitely go with this one first. Highly recommended.


The thing this shirt pattern has over other knit shirt patterns are the darts. It's a subtle, but nice detail that gives the garment more depth and a better looking fit.
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FreyaStark said...
Your T-shirt is a perfect fit and looks great on you. This is certainly a classic pattern.
12/1/13 4:11 PM
MariannaSew2Pro said...
Great look and I love the fabric!
12/1/13 5:06 PM
sewing for fun said...
Love the sparkly look! The fit is great, too. I made this T-shirt some years back in a textured knit. The darts allowed an easy method FBA for those who need it, it would be great also in sparkly lace or stretch sequins, as well as casual fabrics.
12/1/13 8:00 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Great looking shirt and a wonderful fit.
12/1/13 9:14 PM
Levone said...
Cute top!
12/1/13 11:48 PM
canei said...
Nice! I love your fabric!!!!!
12/2/13 7:48 AM
ladyithis said...
Thanks all! Sewing for fun, you're right, this would be an excellent pattern for gals who need a FBA :) (I never think about it, because it's not usually an adjustment I make :) )
12/2/13 1:26 PM
Leslie Bonner said...
This was my first successful Tshirt pattern and the one I use to judge the fit on any other Tshirt pattern. Yours looks lovely and I'm sure you'll use the pattern again. Love your choice of fabric.
12/23/13 0:42 AM
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