I decided to ring in 2013 with a new top! This is my second version of Vogue 8323, view A, but with long sleeves.
|Very shocking putting this on the dress form--static electricity!|
The fabric was purchased online from Fabric Mart, and it is a dustier/smokier/paler lavender than shown in the photos.
I love that this pattern has princess seams! I also love the shawl collar. The top looks good on its own or layered under a jacket.
I made very few changes to this pattern--just lengthened the sleeves by two inches, sewed the sleeves in flat, and coverstitched the hems. All seams were sewn on the regular machine and the seam allowances were trimmed and finished on the serger. I also made 1/2 inch hems instead of the 1-1/4 inch hems specified in the instructions.
The photo above shows a close-up of the coverstitched hem. IRL, the thread matches the lavender background quite well. The photo below shows the inside front.
I had a little bit of fabric left over, so I whipped up my TNT shell, Kwik Sew 3740. I might make a matching infinity scarf. We'll see.
I hope you all had joyful holidays! I've been enjoying reading the "best of 2012" compilations on lots of sewing blogs, but I think I'm too lazy to get a list together!
May this year bring you peace, love, good health, and prosperity.
Until next time, happy sewing!~ Peggy