Vogue 8669

10 Nov Vogue 8669

Thirty – eight degrees outside and a sleeveless cotton top?

As temperatures go down thermostats go up …..sometimes to  s u m m e r   temperatures. Fortunately, I can pare down the layers to this top made of soft organic cotton from Mood Fabrics. This wonderful fabric is just as soft as those extraordinarily   l o n g  Velvet  cotton t-shirts found in cute boutiques at cute prices.

 The environmentally friendly fabric, free from pesticides and chemical fertilizers feels great against my skin and will allow me to comfortably sit through long meetings in hot conference rooms all winter long!

VOGUE 8669

Having successfully sewn this Vogue pattern once before, I knew 1 ½ hours of sewing time was all I needed from start to finish, and the One Yard Wonder was made for $12…. who knows, if  I wear this top as much as I believe I will it might become a Twelve Month Wonder.

Easy, wearable and affordable……..If only all clothes were this accommodating !

Stay warm and keep cool 🙂

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  • Anna
    Posted at 10:07h, 10 November Reply

    Very nice, and I love the color. Did you also make the pants and the black cardigan? If so, what patterns? Thanks, Anna

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:21h, 10 November Reply

      Hi Anna and thanks for writing! I made the black pants in the first photo found HERE
      The pants in the last photo are Talbots RTW which I bought in 2006. The sweater is an Eileen Fisher I’ve had for a while. I have no idea how to knit 🙂

  • Lauren
    Posted at 10:18h, 10 November Reply

    I love the drape of the neckline in this pattern. Have you made it in the 3/4 sleeve for fall and winter wear? Would love to see it if you have.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:26h, 10 November Reply

      Hi Lauren,
      Last December I made this version of the top. The first garment made with my new serger 🙂 It’s a heavier jersey so the drape is a little different. I also cut this one larger since it was longer. Thanks for writing.

  • Teri
    Posted at 10:25h, 10 November Reply

    Oh boy, another cowl pattern to add to my collection! This looks fabulous on you Sara. Love the color and the combo of the belt and sweater. Cooler temps have certainly arrived. It was 17 degrees at my house this morning when I got up.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:40h, 11 November Reply

      I get cold just thinking about 17 degrees! Many thanks for your comment, Teri 🙂

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:41h, 11 November Reply

      I get cold just thinking about 17 degrees! Many thanks for your comment, Teri

  • Pendle Stitches
    Posted at 10:48h, 10 November Reply

    $12 v $86 (plus shipping) makes a very good argument for sewing, IMHO. Add to that the fact that this looks adorable on you and it’s a complete no-brainer. I can see this fabulous top getting a lot of wear.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:43h, 11 November Reply

      Many thanks, Pendle Stitches! I find sewing to be one of the most worthwhile hobbies ever 🙂

      • Pendle Stitches
        Posted at 08:34h, 11 November Reply

        I really do have to agree with you.

  • Pauline Droy
    Posted at 11:12h, 10 November Reply

    nice cowl top – I have made quite a few of these this year, but am now thinking of making a long-sleeved version seeing as our weather is the polar opposite of yours right now.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:45h, 11 November Reply

      Hi Pauline! I’ve made the long sleeve version and actually like aspects about it more than this one, such as the weight of the sleeves holds the cowl neckline in place better. Many thanks for writing!

  • Lori
    Posted at 11:19h, 10 November Reply

    Very pretty top, it looks great on you.

  • artattack024
    Posted at 11:55h, 10 November Reply

    Cute! Great color…almost looks like sueded silk…

  • Martha
    Posted at 13:16h, 10 November Reply

    Knit, right? Adorable. I’m adding it to my wish list. Do you promise I will look just like you?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:49h, 11 November Reply

      Hi Martha – Yes, it’s knit! I can promise anyone they can look just like me if they are willing to spend days at the hairdresser, $$$$$$ on lots of makeup and hours at the gym. Goodness – where do I find the time to sew? 🙂 🙂

  • Redd's Threads
    Posted at 14:39h, 10 November Reply

    That’s very cute! Some of these patterns are so hard to judge from the pattern envelope. I need some layering options in my wardrobe. I’ll be pulling this one out of the pattern basket 🙂

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:52h, 11 November Reply

      Thank you, Robin! It’s a great pattern – I cut this version larger along the sides since I was making it long and did not really want a close fit through the abs and hips 🙂

  • CherryPix
    Posted at 17:40h, 10 November Reply

    The fabric sounds wonderful to wear! I love cowl necks – haven’t tried to make on one in a woven fabric though. That colour green is great on you!
    Further to the Steam-a-Seam discussion, do you just steam and leave the fabric fused, for a very clean finish? Does it stay fused, after washing? I top stitched over mine …just wondering if this is necessary?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:55h, 11 November Reply

      Hi Cherry! This is a knit fabric. I haven’t washed it yet, but Dorcas from Art Attack suggested I may to stitch over the SaS before washing. This may become of those Trial and Error projects. Many thanks for writing 🙂

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 17:51h, 10 November Reply

    That is a really nice look Sara – interesting how different fabrics change a look of a top. This one is a winner – do I need this pattern hmmmm??? On a stash diet as well as RTW!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:57h, 11 November Reply

      Thank you, Jacqui! Maybe you have a similar pattern in your stash! FYI – this top is gathered at the should seams creating the drape.

  • Laura
    Posted at 18:36h, 10 November Reply

    Love the top and how you wear it……very put together! I work at Waechter’s Fine Fabrics (only on Wed. afternoon-right after tennis) and you live in Spartanburg SC…..have you ever been to “W” it’s a fabulous store….!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:00h, 11 November Reply

      Hi Laura and thanks for writing! I love Waechter’s Fine Fabrics – a very lovely and unique Fabric Store. I was there approximately 3 weeks ago with a friend who was ready to start sewing again. This is where I was introduced to Steam a Seam !! 🙂 🙂

      • Laura
        Posted at 10:14h, 11 November Reply

        Steam a seam changed my sewing life! I took a technique class @ Waechter’s from Louise Cutting, from Cutting Line Designs…..and I now use it for all hems, and anything I want to stabilize before sewing…love the stuff….and BTW love your blog! LAURA

  • judy
    Posted at 21:57h, 10 November Reply

    Beautiful top and the fabric sounds perfect… Happy sewing.

  • Ann-Britt Uhrbom
    Posted at 04:39h, 11 November Reply

    You have made ​​so many great tops lately and this one has an absolutely gorgeous color. You are a very good seamstress and give me a lot of inspiration.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:01h, 11 November Reply

      Thank you so much Ann-Britt! My sewing skills are adequate but average so if I can make these clothes, I believe most anyone can 🙂

  • Myra
    Posted at 07:24h, 11 November Reply

    What a great, easy and yet so simple top! I guess that’s the meaning of simply elegant!

  • oonaballoona
    Posted at 09:30h, 11 November Reply

    methinks i must get to mood and snag some of that. this is so perfectly gorgeous on you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:46h, 11 November Reply

      Well, methinks you should get some and show us what you can do 🙂 !!

  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 15:02h, 11 November Reply

    Great top. I, too, love sleeveless tops all year round. I have a very drapey ponte knit (not nearly as stable as most of them are) and have been searching for just the right pattern. Wonder if this would easily convert to a dress with long sleeves?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:44h, 11 November Reply

      Hi Cissie! I don’t see why it wouldn’t easily convert to a dress. Maybe you can do it and show us how easy it is 🙂 🙂

  • Karen
    Posted at 21:24h, 11 November Reply

    That fabric looks incredibly soft just from the photo! It definitely looks like a 12-month wonder to me – and I love the pattern. Great pairing and you wear it beautifully.

  • Amy
    Posted at 23:00h, 11 November Reply

    You always look so lovely. Glad to see you’re not limiting yourself to labor intensive winter sewing. Layers really are key this time of year.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:39h, 14 November Reply

      Many thanks, Amy! I find the real winners are easy patterns combined with good fabrics although I am keen on improving my skills with more advanced projects 🙂

  • Joen
    Posted at 15:52h, 12 November Reply

    I’m going to have to give this pattern a try! Since I am having my own “private summers” this is just what I’ve been looking for to layer under jackets and sweaters.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:40h, 14 November Reply

      Oh yeah…… those private summers ….. great term! Many thanks for writing:)

  • Gail
    Posted at 18:19h, 13 November Reply

    Simply classic. I have this pattern and really must make it up.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 15:40h, 14 November Reply

      Hi Gail! Definitely give the pattern a try. I really liked the long-sleeved version I made too 🙂

  • gingermakes
    Posted at 18:08h, 16 November Reply

    Love this, girl! It looks great on you!

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