Vogue 8771 Striped Knit Top

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.  

Vogue 8771
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!



  1. That is very cute! I love it in the stripes.

  2. I really like the look of this top. I like your use of stripes.

  3. I sewed this one a few weeks ago in gray/black solids. I love it so much more in the stripes! Very cute. I also like how you styled it.

  4. Very nice, I definitely want to get into sewing stuff like this for myself since it is hard for me to find clothes to fit myself since I am so short. lol

    But what you made definitely turned out wonderful!! :)

    Thanks for sharing.


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