Saturday, April 14, 2007

Vogue 1734 top

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Posted on:7/25/03 4:39 AM
Last Updated:7/25/03 4:43 AM
Pattern Size:Regular
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I wanted to try out a fitted knit top with ruching to see if it would be a flattering style, considering my figure issues (low bustline, tummy fluff). Amazingly I found this pattern from 1986 in my stash. I've searched through the current pattern lines and the closest thing I could find is Simplicity 5759 Basically, my Vogue pattern is just 2 pattern pieces with short cut on sleeves, center back shaped seam and gathering up the center front seam (secured with stay tape). The pattern had a zipper up the center back which I eliminated as my fabric had plenty of stretch.

This is a quick and easy style to sew and I am pleased to find it very flattering. It would be very easy to adapt any fitted t shirt pattern to this style by adding a center front seam, add a vee neck, and gather down the front. You could add drawstrings as in the Simplicity pattern. Make it sleeveless or 3/4 sleeve. I think as long as you use a fairly lightweight knit it should look good.

The sleeves on the Simplicity pattern are fuller than my old Vogue design. And of course my top is cut longer to cover the evidence. My top only took 3/4 yard of fabric.

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