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|Reviewed by:||sanad|| |
|Posted on:||3/18/14 8:38 PM |
|Last Updated:||3/18/14 8:51 PM|
Vogue Patterns Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
|Review Rating:|| Very Helpful by 3 people |
|See other patterns in this category: Tops Pants Skirts |
|Available for sale on PR: $25.00 (See envelope) Click to Buy |
|Fabric:||Matelasse [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
Pullover top has yoke back, bias back extending to side front, no side seams, and shaped hemline, wrong side shows. Skirt has elasticized waist and back slit. All are close-fitting, and have stitched hems.
I made the tunic in size 8 and the skirt in size 12. The top fit well, and I did not bother to do much to the skirt besides to shorten it, since it has an elastic waist and is unlikely to be seen other than peeking out from under the tunic. The ensemble is described as close-fitting, which I would say is true only of the skirt.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the whole thing went together easily and mostly according to the instructions. I recently completed "Sewing with Knits" on Craftsy and was able to apply some of the wonderful techniques from that class in this project, including pressing and bonding the hem prior to cover stitching, which really improved my results. I also adjusted the differential to keep the seams from stretching out while overlocking. The waistband finishing instructions seemed fussy and would have resulted in a messy unfinished edge on the inside at the bottom edge of the waistband. Instead, I serged the edge and folded it over with the elastic inside to make the casing and place the elastic in one step.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I was attracted to the pattern for the way stripes could be used to draw attention to the design. With the matelasse, the collar is very thick and full, which was unexpected but now appreciated. It is almost like a built-in scarf.
I used a 95 polyester/5 spandex 2 ply matelasse knit from Emma One Sock, in both paprika and graphite. I machine washed and dried the pieces before cutting so that the finished products would be easy to care for with no surprises. The fabric held up beautifully.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I eliminated the back slit from the skirt; I thought it would be short and stretchy enough to make it unnecessary.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
As a matter of fact, I made a graphic version of the top for my daughter at the same time. Hoping to get a photo of that one posted soon, too.
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