15 Jul Vogue Pattern 8833, White Linen Top
In March a color specialist spoke to a women’s group I belong to. I haven’t thought about the Color Me Beautiful scene since the 80s, but this industry is going strong! Our speaker came from House of Colour and the business has expanded into makeup, accessories, hair color, and even balancing silhouettes and proportions….
We were told that a pure red color looks good on everyone (leading me to buy the Red Tunic), but not so with black and white. I should wear beige, navy and chocolate brown…..
I understand how blue and yellow undertones affect what colors look best on us, but I cannot give up black and I cannot give up white!
White linen is the essence of summer and white linen tops are the unsung heroes of summer wardrobes! The last white top I made was impractical and I did not buy one during my dry spell.
I find buying blouses that fit in the back to be nearly impossible and was somewhat desperate to make one that was useful!
I envisioned a white, princess seamed, sleeveless blouse with a tie front. Using linen from my stash, I began with Vogue 8833.
I haven’t sewn this pattern in 10 years even though I still enjoy and wear the last version I painstakingly made in silk! (click HERE)
As you see in the pic, the pattern features a wrap blouse in a longer length. I shortened the top in order to have easy access to pants pockets and to avoid wrinkles from sitting.
I omitted the long wrap ties and made two 15×2 inch ties. I attached one to the right front piece and the other in the seam of the left front and left side front.
To keep the top closed I sewed two snaps indicated by the arrows below..
The top was looking good … but once I removed four inches of the length the silhouette became boxy, the linen began to stretch and every seam needed tweaking 😬
C’est la vie….. I made it work and learned a valuable lesson 😉
So now dear Readers I’m curious……….. are you wearing BLACK, WHITE OR RED these days? Would you quit wearing white blouses because they are not your color or start wearing RED because you can?
HAVE A GOOD ONE !
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