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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

V8821 - Redo

I started this tank a couple of weeks ago, following my sewing plan of cutting out a few garments at a time and sewing 10-15 minutes when I find the time. It works up pretty quickly and I finished the front in one sitting. A couple of days later I finished the back and went about serging my seams because as much as I wish I could rush through I love having neat insides. Finally on the last seam, the one connecting the upper to the lower bodice, I serged about a 2 inch hole in the shirt. Luckily I had more fabric but because I was so disgusted, I put it down. Finally, last night, I decided I wanted to get this done so I can wear it before it gets too cold.




Pattern Description: MISSES' TUNIC AND PANTS: Very loose-fitting, pullover tunic has princess seams, side slits, narrow hem, back longer than front (wrong side shows), and back neck slit with hook/eye closing. B: stitched hem on sleeves. Purchased bias tape finishes neckline, and armholes A. Semi-fitted, straight-legged pants have self-lined yokes, back zipper and stitched hems.

Pattern Sizing: B5(8-10-12-14-16), F5(16-18-20-22-24)

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a "Very Easy Vogue" pattern and the instructions definitely fit the bill.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the stylishness of this pattern and how easy it came together. I'm sure the front bodice seam is there for interest, however, it's unnecessary and if I make this again, I will take a page from Adrienne's book and tape the two pieces together and cut them as one.

Fabric Used: Rayon Challis

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: As far a sizing goes, no FBA was needed because there is plenty of room however, I would have liked an extra inch or two in the front to avoid the threat of flashing people with my "no baby, just bump" if I lifted my arms. Don't know how that would have thrown off the lines of the top so I just wore a tank underneath. I also sewed up the entire center back seam because even in this woven fabric, I can easily slip this on over my head.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may make this again but warmer weather is fading so maybe not until next year. I definitely would recommend this to others.

Conclusion: Great little top. You should give it a try.




23 comments:

  1. Kelly I love you in this top! You did a great job and I love your choice of fabric. I hadn't noticed it before. I'm thinking I'm going to need to get this pattern:)

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    1. Thanks Victoria, the pattern envelope does not do it justice.

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  2. That is such a cute top on you! You look fantastic in it!

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  3. UGH I hate it when I do that! Glad you had some more because it is a beautiful top!

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  4. I love your version of this top! I guess I'll pick this pattern up!

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    1. Happy to help your pattern stash. Thanks!

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  5. That outfit looks amazing on you. Love those shoes. Good job!

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  6. Great looking top! I have this top on my work table. I need to finish it up before it gets much cooler.

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  7. You look absolutely stunning. Love your fabric choice

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    1. Thanks! You've been on a roll with the peplum tops. Fantastic.

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  8. I'm not mad at you Kelly, you are doing it big. I love it.

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  9. Don't you just hate it when that little bit of fabric migrates under the serger blade? So glad you had fabric to fix it.

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  10. What a fun top! You've styled it perfectly!

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  11. Wow that looks fab and so much fun. You should make more of them in the Summer. It looks like the kind of top that if you are feeling urgh, it would lift your spirits.

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  12. You look great in this top... Lovely print!

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