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Posted on:3/24/14 11:59 AM
Pattern Photo:Vogue Patterns 8982
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Pattern Rating:Recommend, with Modifications
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 6 people   
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This is a contemporary style, with the side/front pointed flare that is so popular now in tops, and since this is a jacket, not a top, I was very keen. This is an unlined jacket, which is why it is also shown as a vest. Version E in the photos shows it as a sleeveless blouse, but if you look carefully you will HUGE armholes-that is why some reviewers found that they needed to cut the armhole smaller, even for a vest. But certainly for the sleeveless blouse.

I made this pattern twice and used woven fabric each time.I made my usual FBA of one inch extra. I also decided to use the "knit" version pattern piece for the front, because as others have mentioned, this pattern doesn't make sense if you do as they say and put an armhole dart in the knit version but not in the woven fabric version. I think it is a mistake and knew I wanted the armhole dart to make for better shaping of the front.

There are therefore four versions of the front pattern piece, so can get confusing. Once I sorted out that part, the rest went together well.

This is very flattering to my 5"3" slightly pear shaped body type and I really love the look of this. But I decided that I don't like the collar-it seems to almost overwhelm and crowd my neck.

So in version two, I redrafted the front so that I could use a slightly flatter version of Butterick 3917, an old David Warren jacket pattern.

I made the first version in soft but heavy brushed poly and the second version in very soft but very heavy cotton jacquard that is really like a flat chenille. So on version two, I made the facings out of some pieces of matching stiff silk that I had left over, in order to keep the drape soft and not bulky. I really think this pattern calls for soft drapey fabric.

Very happy with this, but certainly needed to stop and think before choosing the right version for the front.
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AnneM said...
Helpful review, thank you. Your armhole comments explain why the models all have tank tops underneath the garment! This really does have some nice design lines. Glad you like your new top.
3/25/14 7:22 AM
autumnnn said...
Cathel, nice review! I came here from your post on the message board after clicking on your profile and then clicking on your reviews. I would love to hear your input on as many things as you have time to share. This is a thorough and helpful review!
4/17/14 12:47 PM
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