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Sunday, June 9, 2013

V8815 Part II

I bought this gorgeous fabric toward the end of last Summer with the intention of getting in on the V8815 bandwagon.  It took me a while to figure out the alterations so I missed the Summer band wagon and instead made this version
Now, I finished this top at least a month ago and we've had many days that were warm enough to wear it but sometimes I get stuck on wearing a piece exactly as I see it in my head and won't wear it until then.  (I have a hot maxi wrap dress waiting in the wings right now).  I'm glad I waited, it was a nice warm day, I felt fresh and light and honestly, I was happy to change up my look a bit from the many maxi dresses I wear.  I do love my maxi's but I do want to stretch beyond dresses (which is a super funny thing for me to be saying since I was a die hard tomboy growing up and NEVER wore dresses.)
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. This is actually my second version of this pattern.  I plan to get a lot of use from this pattern. 

Fabric Used: A stretch cotton sateen from  This was great fabric to make the top in since it allows it to be fitted, as designed but not tight because of the stretch.

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 again soon.

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


  1. Very nice! Looks great on you.

  2. Looks great. Love it with the white jeans. I bought this pattern for a class on Craftsy but just couldn't imagine wearing it. Seeing you in it has changed my mind.

  3. You look fabulous. With the white jeans your look is sure winner. TFS

  4. It came out beautifully. The combo is really nice, too. You're making me rethink my view of peplum tops not working for my figure.

    1. You should try it out. I love the style so I just took my time with the adjustments and I love the results.

  5. Your outfit looks great on you. The white jeans and sandals is a great combo. Your look screams SUMMER is here.

  6. Great outfit. perfect summer look

  7. I am making this for a client and cut a size 22 and found the darts were too close together to look and feel right so I had to find a solution:
    Next post I will include the alterations to paper.