|Reviewed by:||Ann Smith|
|Posted on:||11/27/03 1:28 AM|
|Last Updated:||1/7/04 1:17 PM|
|Pattern Photo:||Vogue Pattern Information|
|Pattern Rating:||I would definitely sew this pattern again|
|Update: I have made this again and thought you might like to see how different the top looks in another fabric, this time wool jersey. The fabric caused the fit to be a little snugger, I guess because it stretches less. I let out the sides and sleeve a little bit.|
This pattern is for a jacket, top and pants. I only made the top...in fact I bought the pattern for the top. It is described as a fitted, pullover, mock wrap top has front extending into collar and long sleeves. It is available in sizes 6-8-10, 12-14-16 and 18-20-22.
Although the pattern is designated as advanced that would be for the lined jacket. The top is fairly easy to sew with only a few tricky areas. The back neck/collar involves right angle pivots but the instructions are good and it works out easily. The set-in sleeves have a higher curve than I have seen for quite a few years so there is a bit of gathering to ease in. This was no problem with my stretchy onionskin fabric but if you have a fabric with more bulk or less give you may want to reconsider the sleeve. The sleeves are also fairly narrow in the upper arm so be sure to measure there to avoid a too snug sleeve.
I made my usual size 8 in the neckline, 10 at the sleeves and added for full bust. It took me longer to figure out how to do the alterations than it took me to sew the top. That is because of the double front which has gathers at the side. I had to add on to both sides of both fronts. The confusing part involved altering the self facing so that it would fold down and match the altered side seams. Here is a close up.
Now that I have the alterations done, it will be a quick job to make another top. I like this one and definitely recommend it. The photo makes it appear to be see-through but that is because of the flash. The skirt is the Sewing Workshop Lotus Skirt that I made many years ago. It seems very current now and is a beautiful skirt pattern that I highly recommend.