Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sewing: Vogue V1247

This is the blouse from Vogue patterns V1247. This is the fourth time I've sewed this pattern, which is a record because I don't think I've ever sewn any other pattern more than twice. The fabric was kindly gifted to me by a friend (Thanks, Maria!). I don't know the fiber content, but it feels breathable, has a great drape, and holds a pressing nicely. This pattern is a really loose top, but if you use a soft fabric, it works. I made the other three with lawn cottons. I made my top using the smallest size and also narrowed the neckline all around by about 1/2 inch. It actually looks better up close and personal because the interesting seams in the front add a draping effect which does not show up in the photo.

The fabric isn't really a Hawaiian print, but for some reason the end result has a bit of a Hawaiian shirt look. I feel like I should be going to a Jimmy Buffett concert now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was intrigued by this pattern when I first saw it several months ago. It's interesting how you have totally changed the look of it. Yay for sewing. Looks like you will get lots of wear out of this delicious print. Chloe