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Posted on:2/27/14 10:05 PM
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8636 by Sue Parrott

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Cotton-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Reprise of Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8636
Here is another version of Vogue 8636. This pattern is a TNT for me. I've made it so many times that the pattern is looking pretty ragged! Here's my latest version.

Here is the description from the back of the envelope: Fitted, pullover tops A, B, C, D with darted neckbands. A: contrast sleeve and neck band, lower edge of sleeve is raw-finished. B, C: three-quarter length sleeves. C: pleats over front neck darts, decorative buttons. D: darts on outside of neckband and lower edge of sleeve.

I modified view B. More on modifications below.

For this version, I used a knit with Lycra I purchased from Marcy Tilton. I really like the uneven stripes but this fabric was a PAIN!!! The print on the fabric was created by ME! I screened printed the motifs on the fabric AFTER I had the pattern cut out. It was great fun! Just for some extra bling, I added crystals to parts of the design.

This top is super easy to put together and has so many design possibilities! You can use a variety of fabrics, patterns, weights and has become a TNT for me! As you can see from the back view, I had to add a band piece because I messed up cutting the pattern out and didn't have quite enough so I cut a piece on the cross grain just to add some interest to the back and also since this fabric rolled so very much, I didn't think I'd ever be able to match the stripes perfectly. And speaking of stripes, I am pretty proud of how well I matched up the stripes. With the rolling this fabric did, I didn't think it would be possible to get a decent match up.

What I liked/disliked:
Love the styling with the raglan sleeves.
The neckline is appropriate for work.
This top takes relatively little fabric and you can play with embellishments! What more could you ask for?
No dislikes whatsoever!

What I changed: Screen printing, of course in a teal like blue-green that I had on hand. Paint was from Dharma Paint Co. Silk screen is from Marcy Tilton.
I lowered the neckline 2 inches in front.
With previous versions I didn't like the wide neckband so I narrowed it to 1/2" finished. The fabric rolled so darn much that I cut the neckband on the bias and attached it.

Would I recommend this? Absolutely! I've made this about four times now and the pattern is getting a little worn.

Conclusion: great top! Try this pattern!

Thanks for reading!
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Sew Good said...
Awesome design! And crystals too :) Very creative and inspiring. Great job!
2/27/14 10:18 PM
Danvillegirl said...
The screen printing is a nice touch and makes this stand out from just another stripe top!
2/28/14 5:21 AM
VivianZ said...
Very cute top,. I have this pattern and have never used it. But one of my goals this year is to silk screen something. It might just be this.
2/28/14 8:40 AM
caper81 said...
Very pretty top! Love the added print, great touch:)
2/28/14 9:27 AM
carolynw said...
N-i-c-e! Love that silk screening - this is a one of a kind Tee. Great work
2/28/14 10:39 AM
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