Boy, it has been a while since I posted anything that I've made for myself! I've been sewing a lot, but mostly Christmas presents like pajamas and pillowcases. Now that Christmas is over, I am dying to try out some of the new patterns that I've bought in the last couple of months! I've picked out quite a few fabrics in the black, cream and gold color groups to make a group of separates that will coordinate. This top is the first of many in this plan to come. These photos were taken today- our first snowfall of the season!
I bought Vogue 8771 when it first came out, but hadn't found the perfect fabric for it until just last week. The pattern is just 4 pieces- front, back, sleeve and cuff. I made View C which is the longer version that has a curved hem- shorter in the front than the back. It was super easy to sew. The neckline is narrow hemmed, so there aren't any fussy bands to fiddle with.
Here it is without the cardigan so you can see the hem better. The
scarf is a separate piece- an infinity scarf from the Limited that I
bought last year. I cut the sleeves in the opposite direction that the pattern indicated, because I wanted the cuff stripe to clearly be different. Other than that, I didn't make any changes to the pattern. I made the medium and it fit great. You can't see the neckline in the photo, but it is fairly wide, and definitely needs a scarf or a turtleneck underneath to keep warm in this weather.
Close-up of fabric.
I got this tiny black and ivory cotton jersey with gold lurex threads
from Fabricmartfabrics.com for $1.99. It was just I thought this pattern would be perfect to
play with the stripe direction. I'm pretty sure that I will make this one again, as it's comfy and unique. I definitely would recommend it to even a beginning seamstress!