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Posted on:4/13/14 7:36 PM
Pattern Size:Plus-Sized Regular 
Project Photo:Vogue Patterns: 8951 by sfshaza

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Pattern Description: Close-fitting, pullover tunic has mock front band, side slits, back longer than front (wrong side shows), and stitched hems. B: self-lined hood; pocket, and purchased drawstring. C: collar.

Note that the pattern says it's close-fitting and that is very true. The shoulder is more narrow than most Vogue patterns - I had to remove less than usual. Also, the armhole is high and the sleeve is slim. This pattern draft has a very "youthful" feel to it.

Pattern Sizing: XS (4-6) - XXL (24-26)

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Sure, though I changed the order of sewing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I think this is a nice, basic, pull-over hoodie pattern. (Though the hood is optional.)

Fabric Used: A novelty double knit, also a solid black double knit for the sleeves.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

- A substantial FBA (more than usual). I also lowered the dart by almost 3".
- I used a Medium, but tapered to an XS at the hips.
- Narrowed the shoulder by 5/8". (Less than usual.)
- I didn't want a heavy hood that would pull at my neck, so I used a single thickness in the hood (no lining). I flat felled the hood's CB seam.
- I omitted the hood's drawstring.
- I shortened the back so that it matched the length on the front.
- Since the reverse side of the fabric (which is solid black) is exposed in the hood, I used a contrasting black wool double-knit for the sleeves.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Sure! This is a good basic pattern that I can use as a TNT.

Conclusion: A nice top! More on the blog.

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mhoutz said...
Great design choices on this sleeper pattern. Love the contrast sleeves and hood lining looks great!.
4/14/14 0:27 AM
Barbara V said...
A simply wonderful job, sfshaza, on this great looking tunic. It looks so cute on you especially with the color blocking. At first I thought is was a hooded vest, but really nice the way you designed it!
4/14/14 0:53 AM
AnneM said...
I agree, great top and perfect for this time of year when you want a light hoodie.
4/14/14 7:54 AM
DorothyK said...
Very nice top. That was a good idea to lighten the load by making the hood one layer, and it particularly was nice that the reverse side is black. A nice, light hoodie.
4/14/14 11:16 AM
carolynw said...
Great interpretation of this pattern - looks super cute on you. Thanks for sharing - your reviews are always an inspiration and helpful
4/14/14 11:36 AM
sewgirlygirl-knot! said...
Very nice work.
4/14/14 3:19 PM
marec said...
I love this on you! The knit used is cool looking, and the contrasting sleeves a great idea.
4/15/14 9:25 AM
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