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Monday, February 16, 2015

Addicted to Vogue 9057 Marcy Tilton Tops

Happy Presidents' Day!  If you are in the middle of the snow/ice storms hitting the US today, please stay safe and warm.  Hopefully, you are inside sewing next to a cozy fireplace!  I've been following Maureen at Make More Laundry, and she's been making some gorgeous t-shirt tunics from Vogue 9057 that I absolutely loved.  You can check them out here, and here.  So, I picked up this pattern the last time it was on sale, not knowing what an addiction it would turn out to be.

I've made 6 so far, and don't know if I can stop making more.  You see, there are just so many possibilities with this pattern!  This is my first one.  This is View A, the basic t-shirt.  You can see that it has a rounded neckline and a gentle flare at the bottom.
 Here's the back- it has a nice shaped hem.
You can see from the side view that the back is slightly longer than the front:
The pattern gives several options for designer bindings.  None of which I had the patience for, so I just made a standard neckband.  The fabric for this one, and for the next one were remnants that I picked up in Helsinki, Finland on vacation a couple of years ago.  They were advertised as Stella McCartney fabrics! If you've not heard of her, check out her current line at Nordstrom.   If they truly are Stella McCartney fabrics, then this is a $500 t-shirt!  I only had enough of the first print to make the front and back, so I used a grey knit for the sleeves.

On this one, I had enough fabric to do it all in one fabric.  I swung it out the side seams about an inch when I was cutting it to give more room at the tummy.  I'm glad I did- I like the swingy look this one has.



 I couldn't resist making the other views, so this one is View B, the asymmetrical hem view.

The long side has a split at the bottom which you can kind of see here:

And this is View E with the handkerchief hem:
This fabric, believe it or not, was just 1-1/4 yards from a Fabric Mart Mystery Bundle.  I had enough of the border to do the front, and then turned the grainline for the back to just use the black/tan zigzag part.  I had enough of the border to piece together a cuff and a neckband too. 

I really love how this one turned out!

The next two are reincarnations of other shirts.  Back in 2009, I made a couple of long cowl neck tunics for a wardrobe contest. The fabrics were really nice, but the style was a little off for me, and I had not worn them.  I kept them both in my closet, from my big closet purge in January, and sadly, they were still languishing in the closet.  I decided to deconstruct them, and make more Vogue 9057's from them!

So, here is the first before and after.  I used a mesh knit for the sleeves on this one. 






And the second before and after.  This one I used a nylon stretch lace for the sleeves.

I've already worn both of them, which gives them chance to stay in my wardrobe for another year.

I rarely make a pattern more than a couple of times, so that says something about this one.  I really can't pick a favorite view from this pattern.  It's too hard!  Which view do you like best?

Happy Sewing!

Ann

26 comments:

  1. Look great! If you need some help wearing those, I'd be happy to take the zig-zag one off of your hands temporarily.

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    1. Thanks for the offer, but I think I'm good! Wouldn't your mustache fabric look cute in this with black sleeves?

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  2. Wow! You've got some great additions to your wardrobe. Each one is special in it's own unique way.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy. Yes, just like children, I can't pick a favorite!

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  3. Lots of darling tops! I'm checking that pattern out. I wish you'd model one on you so we could see how it fits a real person. Yay for repurposing tops you weren't wear too - that is so fabulous!

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. I'll see if I can snap some on me this week. It's always hard to get a willing photographer around here.

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  4. Love it :) What a way to get your money's worth!

    I love the fabric combos. Especially the lace and the mesh.

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    1. Thanks, Nakisha! Sleeves are perfect for those fabric- just a hint of skin shows through, and even though thin, they aren't too chilly to wear.

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  5. I think I like the Stella McCartney one the best. Great fabric. All are great.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki! I think I'm leaning towards that one as well. You can't feel the fabric, but it's very soft.

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  6. The all look fabulous and your fabric choices really make them sparkle.

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  7. I'm fascinated to see that you went from these fancy cowl neck tees to regular / aka plain / shaped ones. My personal winter style is simple long sleeved tees, and I always thought that made me ultra-boring. Or ultra practical, which in itself isn't necessarily interesting either. Your new tees are exactly what I'd love to be wearing myself. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Digs! Maybe that's why I never wore them as cowl necks- just too fussy. These are definitely more practical, but still enough details to keep them interesting.

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  8. Well Ann, you have most certainly out done yourself and me for that matter! They are all so beautiful and well made. I have a few faves, the black one the pink sleeve one and the baby blue stripe one and........I like how you just widened the one a bit at the sides. And what a great use of reclaiming some previously loved fabric..one thing I didn't mention on my bog is I also used up my scraps and made coordinating eternity scarves- to change up the look and it gets really chilly here. Thanks for sharing and linking me;)

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    1. Thank you, Maureen! Great idea of making scarves from the scraps too!

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  9. They are all pretty...love the colors!

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  10. So, Ann. All turned out so beautifully. I really like them all.

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  11. What a lovely versatile pattern. All your versions look great and I think your neckline finish looks much nicer than the way the pattern intended you to do it.

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  12. Such gorgeous wellthought out fabrics for each one. Nice!!

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  13. What a nice idea a great use of one pattern! You did an awesome job on each and everyone of these tops, I can't pick a favorite either! I absolutely love your work here and would love to wear any of them!

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