Vogue 1802 – Tyler Boe Inspired

11 Jul Vogue 1802 – Tyler Boe Inspired

When you don’t need another party dress, but you’re not ready to put away the pattern 😉

When I happened upon an image of the Tyler Boe top, I knew I could continue the fun. There it was – Vogue 1802 as a top with a ruffled collar!

Even better, I knew just what to do with the expensive B and J Fabrics’ silk charmeuse I bought in 2013 with no idea how to use.

I was so gung ho that I broke my no UFO rule and immediately got down to business.

I had 1 1/2 yards of 45″ fabric, not ideal, but the top was doable with the exception of the ruffled collar. There was no need to line the top like I did the dress, but I did sew French Seams throughout.

My alterations included shortening the length, reducing the width of the collar/tie. and with the help of a new French curve, I  created a high/low hem.

After marking the hem, I used the narrow hem technique I learned from Susan Khalje. It’s a little nerve-racking but the result is beautiful and worth the effort.

I illustrated the technique Here. I have a collection of scissors, but I always use my Fiskars Gingher knife edge for this hem. They keep the fabric flat while cutting – one less thing to worry about!

My daughters suggest tucking in the front of the shirt on occasion. What do you think?

Vogue 1802 is drafted so beautifully that the fabric simply falls into place.

My dress fabric was a heavier weight  – too stiff for a bow, but the charmeuse ties to a bow easily!

As far as styling, I’m experimenting with white cropped jeans and white ankle length pants, but no matter which I select I’m sticking with the gold Lilly wedges!

One of my turquoise drop earrings was destroyed during a windy day on the beach, so it’s gold jewelry all the way until I find a replacement.

It’s such a pleasure when the stars align for a sewing project, but now…….. it’s time to retrieve the  UFO – a white shirt😉

Happy Sunday, Dear Readers – Until soon!



  • Maggie Edger
    Posted at 07:00h, 11 July Reply

    Love the material. Really pretty!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:17h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Maggie! I’m so happy I finally found a good use for it 😊

  • Mary Funt
    Posted at 07:04h, 11 July Reply

    Really pretty top. What a great use of the fabric and perfect for summer.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:18h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you so much, Mary!

  • Laura Casey
    Posted at 07:24h, 11 July Reply

    Sarah….I love this……perfect make for a beautiful fabric and pattern match…….think it could be dressed up as well with different slacks……..I think you need to make just 1 more casual summer dress with that pattern, in a cotton!

    You always inspire……Laura

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:39h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Laura! You’re reading my mind……….😉

  • Laura Casey
    Posted at 07:30h, 11 July Reply

    PS: like the blouse in tucked, especially with the high low hem, nice flowing shape…….😉

  • Marolyn Sayre-Smith
    Posted at 08:13h, 11 July Reply

    I love the versatility of different looks you are exploring. All are terrific! But most of all , it “sparks joy” for me to see how much fun you are having.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:21h, 11 July Reply

      Ah……many thanks, Marolyn! I am having fun 😉

  • Lisa+Jones
    Posted at 08:48h, 11 July Reply

    This Vogue pattern will be my next pattern purchase!! I like it styled both ways. I am not brave enough to tuck in a shirt, but I may give it a try, now.. thanks, girls!!!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:55h, 11 July Reply

      I felt the same way about tucking in the top, Lisa, but halfway is doable 😊 You’ll love this pattern!

  • Anne Marie Mattison
    Posted at 08:56h, 11 July Reply

    What a beautiiful piece of fabric and perfect for your application! As to tucking it in–for a casual look, with jeans,, or even shorts, yes. Did you try not tucking it in across the entire waist–just a portion.? That might leave a nice drape. However, I envision the top with palazzo type pants or soft, flowy dressy pants and I don’t know about a tuck in with that look. Either way enjoy this little gem! Good work!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:58h, 11 July Reply

      Many thanks, Anne Marie! The top is too full to completely tuck in, but I like my daughters’ suggestion of the half tuck.😊

  • Claire
    Posted at 09:43h, 11 July Reply

    Love this one, particularly the tucked in look. Tyler Boe has such great designs with beautiful fabrics…feels like the Newport version of Laroque. Doesn’t it feel good to get that beautiful fabric out of the deep stash and into a garment?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:01h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Claire! The Newport version of Laroque – indeed! And yes…… it’s a great feeling to finally bring a nice piece of fabric to life. Makes me want to be another piece of B & J Charmeuse 😂

  • Helen
    Posted at 11:04h, 11 July Reply

    I always love seeing what you make – fun and classy. Love the pattern on the fabric. Great summer staple.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:46h, 11 July Reply

      Many thanks, Helen! I’m tempted to make more 😊

  • Barbara Williams
    Posted at 11:28h, 11 July Reply

    This is a great look for you. Everything is just right, and oh the fabric, gorgeous. I love ocean-themed fabric.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:47h, 11 July Reply

      I never thought this floaty style was for me, Barbara, but I proved myself wrong 😂
      Thanks so much for your comment!

  • Judy Gordon
    Posted at 11:42h, 11 July Reply

    Lovely! Would like to share a hem technique you can use on sheers or other fabrics, and it is EASY. Fold the raw edge to the
    RIGHT side, about 1/4 inch. Fold again to the right side enclosing the raw edge. Stitch down the middle or top of the folded hem.
    Now turn fold to the wrong side and press well, using a clapper to hold the press. No threads seen on the right side. A fine lip of fabric is seen at the finished hem.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 11:46h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Judy! I will use this – brilliant 😊😊😊

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 12:26h, 11 July Reply

    I love this look! Always good to find a reasonably simple pattern to use a fabric that’s tricky to work with.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:03h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Alice! I think it’s a great look for summer – feminine, breezy and comfortable 😊

  • Joan
    Posted at 12:34h, 11 July Reply

    Gorgeous fabric in the perfect style to show it off. The coral on turquoise — YUM!
    Italian (deep red/orange) coral earrings with gold would also be perfect!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:02h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Joan! Oh yes, I’ve got coral earrings on my wishlist – they would be beautiful for sure 😊

  • Mary Anne Chambers
    Posted at 13:49h, 11 July Reply

    Very elegant top, and beautiful fabric, it must feel lovely to wear. If I am honest I prefer it untucked, but it is good to have the option for a different look.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 14:09h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you, Mary Anne! I’m less self conscious with it untucked 😊

  • Marie in AZ
    Posted at 14:13h, 11 July Reply

    This is a beautiful top…it looks perfect on you! I love the fun print on the fabric…and your alterations are similar to those I have to do on everything I purchase or make because I am 5′ tall. I have to admit, it’s tiresome to always shorten the body, raise the hemline, and shorten sleeves, plus adjust the neckline because my shoulders are straight, not sloped. And it’s usually necessary to curve the side seams a little to avoid a boxy shape. The result is worth it, but…it’s a chore! I have one question, for you–would you please explain what you mean by your “no UFO rule?” I must be dense, couldn’t figure out what you meant, LOL. Thanks! Love your blog and your tips.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:35h, 11 July Reply

      Marie ~ UFO = unfinished object in sewing language ! I never begin another project until I’ve completed the one I’ve started, but there’s a first time for everything! Thanks so much for your comment 😊😊

  • Carmen Salome
    Posted at 16:03h, 11 July Reply

    It’s beautiful! I’m inspired to get the pattern and try the short dress and the top. Thank you 😊

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:36h, 11 July Reply

      Many thanks, Carmen! I made two muslins for the dress, but after that I was home free 😊 Good luck and enjoy!

  • Judy Duerson
    Posted at 19:06h, 11 July Reply

    It is so pretty. The color looks great on you and I love the shoes!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 22:27h, 11 July Reply

      Thank you so much, Judy! I don’t wear this color combo often, but I like it too 😉

  • Janie
    Posted at 14:05h, 12 July Reply

    Thanks for the hemming tip! Love the fabric and the blouse. Always exciting to see what’s new and how I might incorporate in my sewing!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:14h, 13 July Reply

      Many thanks, Janie! We all learn from each others’ experiences 😊

  • Jennifer Mariel Shaw
    Posted at 16:14h, 12 July Reply

    Gorgeous fabric with the latest top; it’s perfectly lovely on you. Thank you again for the hemming tip! I am going to be trying this out soon. I have some tana lawns that I have to make into some shell tops to wear for summer. You are so inspiring and I am really happy to see that you are back to creating more gorgeous garments.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:15h, 13 July Reply

      Jennifer, Thank you so much for your comment. It’s so nice to be back both blogging and sewing again 😊 Good luck with your tana lawn tops!

  • Margaret Elmendorp
    Posted at 06:00h, 17 July Reply

    I am absolutely loving seeing you posting on your blog again and loving the OOTD section. I stand alone amongst my friends ( whom I dearly love), in that, I like to design, make and wear my own sewing ‘produce’. Your skill and presentations are.a inspirational and continual endorsement as to why I should continue my belief and practice in home sewing. Thank you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:01h, 18 July Reply

      Margaret ~ Thank you for your comment 😊 There is nothing like wearing a garment that fits….. especially when you made it! It’s an invaluable and empowering skill to have, isn’t it?

  • Cindy E Farmer
    Posted at 18:21h, 25 July Reply

    Hi Sarah! I loved the dress you made with this pattern and I immediately ordered it and some navy and pink floral fabric from Farmhouse. Then I saw your too and realized it is perfect for some silky polyester fabric I’ve had since 1997!
    I’m just returning to sewing for myself since about 1997 and not very brave. Could you give me a hint about shortening the pattern and then shaping the hemline? Do follow the bottom curve at the side seam? I’m making a muslin first.
    You are inspiring me to try some things for myself. Thank you for any advice you may be able to give.

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