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Posted on:1/31/14 1:07 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8977 by carrie18584

Vogue Patterns: 8977 by carrie18584  
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8977
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Voile  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description:
Very loose-fitting top has front pleats, shaped hemline, wrong side shows on back hemline, and back button band. B and C: sleeve bands.

Pattern Sizing:
XS-XXL. I made the M (12-14) which was stupid because Big 4 patterns run large and I ended up taking it in a LOT.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were great - really easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked the loose blouse feel and the interesting V-back with strap. The V falls a little lower than I expected but still high enough that I can easily wear it with a normal bra without fear of showing my bra strap.

Just to note, the buttons in the back are solely for design purposes. The back piece is cut on a fold and a false button band is sewn directly onto the fabric. I haven't sewn on the buttons yet and am not sure whether I'm going to or not.

Fabric Used:
JCrew silk/cotton voile from FabricMart. I was motivated to make something with one of my many cuts of this lovely fabric because of the PR discussion board currently in motion!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I initially cut out the tunic length but it looked horrible in this less-drapey fabric. So I shortened it to blouse length. Comparison of lengths here,

While in tunic length, I removed a total of 12 inches from the bottom circumference because it was enormous (pinched out three inches from each side seam). I also top stitched the sleeve cuffs instead of slip-stitching as they recommend.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would consider sewing this again. I was uncertain about this blouse but now that I'm wearing it at work today I really like it. It's comfortable and easy to wear. Yes, I would recommend it to others - just beware that it is very tent-like and you'll probably need to take in the side seams.

Cute blouse and an easy make! More on my blog!
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Deepika said...
I much prefer the shorter length too. It's super cute on. I must check the board discussion to find out more about that lovely fabric.
1/31/14 1:28 PM
jander said...
Thanks so much for this review and especially for showing pictures of both lengths. I was about to use view c but I'll use view b instead. Beautiful top!
1/31/14 5:50 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Shorter length was the way to go. It's an interesting pattern, I keep eyeing it. Your top looks great!
2/2/14 8:49 AM
EmmieG said...
This is lovely. I extended the tunic into a sleeveless dress and love it. I'm going to try this version next.
5/7/14 4:13 PM
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