Food and Fitness

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hooray its my Birthday! and V8815

I always get so excited for my birthday.  It's actually on the 13th but since I'm still up on the 14th it's still my birthday in my book (like the logic).  I'm just happy to have made it through another year healthy and sane.  2012 has been a trying one but I feel there has been tremendous growth, I've made some amazing new friendships and strengthened existing ones.  As I approach this next year I want to continue to live life to the fullest with no regrets and loving those around me to the fullest capacity of my heart.  Thank you all for always supporting and encouraging me.  It is truly appreciated.

I wanted to make something new to wear on my birthday and since I worked today and baby it's (California) cold outside, I wanted to be comfortable and warm. I actually chose this version because I needed to finish fast and there is no zipper.

I'm definitely late to the peplum party but I needed to figure out in my head how I was going to do my pattern adjustments with the two piece front bodice. I ended up using the pivot method for my FBA pivoting the bottom of the upper bodice piece out about 1" then pivoted the top of the front bottom to match easing the pattern piece back to the center fold at the bottom of the peplum. This worked perfectly and I should have taken pictures but I definitely will on my next one.

Pattern Description: MISSES' TOP: Fitted top has raised waist/hemline variations and narrow hem. A and B: back zipper. C: pullover, wrong side shows (back hemline), back neck slit with hook/eye closing. B and C: stitched hems on sleeves. Purchase bias tape to finish necklines and armholes A.

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? The instructions are super easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the different options in one envelope. I plan to get a lot of use from this pattern.

Fabric Used: A ponte knit I scored about two years ago for $1.99 a yard from

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did a FBA and added two inches to the front upper bodice length.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definitely plan to sew some view of this pattern again soon.

Conclusion: Easy and on-trend. Definitely a wardwrobe staple.


  1. First - Happy Belated Birthday.
    Second - I love this on you. I have this pattern and have been dancing around how to make it. So to see your version inspires me that I can make one too!

  2. Happy B-lated Birthday! Your top looks fantastic; the fit looks perfect. I love the green color as well. Last night was my anniversary. Neat to see we share a big holiday on the 13th!

  3. Lovely top. I have joined up on the craftsy course on adjusing patterns using this one so I am looking forward to sewing it up.



  4. Happy Bornday! Luv the color, Luuuuuv the color!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday and wishing you many blessed more.

  6. Very flattering top!

    Happy birthday, hope you got spoiled!

  7. Don't you just love this top- love the color too!

  8. Happy Birthday and I love your top.

  9. Love the colour! And happy birthday!

  10. Happy Birthday! I love this top on you and the color is awesome!

  11. I love that top. Happy birthday!