Pattern love in effect! This is such a great pattern with all of the variations in garments to be made. From the cowl neck top to the dolman sleeve cardigan to the pleated wrapped top, what's not to like about this pattern?
Fabric & Notions
- a little less than 2 yards of rayon-lycra jersey
- serger & thread
Alterations & Fit
I made a muslin out of some thicker rayon-lycra jersey that I had from an older project. I cut and sewed a straight size 16 according to my bust measurements. The top is a bit roomy in the back, but that's because I didn't do a swayback adjustment. I didn't make an FBA or do any adjustments at all. I think the fit is pretty good. There are a couple of wrinkles near the bust, but I think that's to be expected since the sleeves are raglan-style instead of set in.
There's not much to sewing this pattern. I didn't take any in-progress shots because it sews up very quickly. There are five pieces: bodice front/back, sleeve front/back, and the cowl. If you've ever sewn a simple knit shirt, sewing this is just as easy.
The cowl is HUGE and cut in a single layer of fabric on the bias. Since I had enough fabric to make another top, I opted to cut this cowl on the straight grain. The drape doesn't appear to be affected by this.
I love love love this top! I wore it under my Vogue 1036 jacket. My students wondered why I was so "dressed up" today. Jeans and a denim jacket is dressed up? I think I am officially OLD.
5. Vogue 8426 (on deck)
Until next time, peace!