13 May Vogue 8950
Had I planned to be gone for over two weeks I would have announced a short leave of absence. I’ve been sewing like crazy on non-blog related projects, one of which involved sewing red cheerleading skirts for grown men participating in a Cancer Association fundraiser – thankfully it was a great success 😉
I’m happy to be back and am in the midst of some stash busting. This project, inspired by the hundreds of shapeless tops I see online and in the stores was an immediate gratification project, and one I hope to fine tune next time around.
The pattern Vogue 8950 was completed from start to finish yesterday afternoon.
I skipped out on making a muslin, and although my top very much resembles the sketch, I did not achieve the ‘semi-fitted’ fit found in the pattern description.
I combined the remnant of a black mystery knit purchased at Mood Fabrics (sewn many times before), with a flexible black cotton eyelet also purchased from Mood.
I doubt either of these fabrics are still available, but in my opinion a better choice for the top would be one of Mood’s fantastic mesh fabrics offered in several colors and designs, my favorite being the Wonder Mesh – I want some!
Many aspects of the pattern worked well for this project. The neckline is finished with a narrow hem which is a perfect technique for the eyelet, and the high/low hemline provided a visual balance for the loose fit. My only change to the pattern was converting the two-piece long sleeve into a single piece.
This basic pattern is truly a keeper with loads of possibilities – check out one of my inspiration sites here on the Sak’s page! I know I’m going to love the top – not only is it cool, but the sleeves are mosquito proof – reason enough to give that Power Mesh a try!
Back to more Summer Stash Busting!
Be back soon 🙂