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« on: December 16, 2012 09:58:44 AM »

Pattern Review Vogue 2809

This is a fun top with three versions. View A is a short-sleeve shirt length version. View B is tunic length with long, slightly flared sleeves. View C is sleeveless and dress length, with an elastic waist band. Also included in the pattern are a maxi length skirt and a simple pair of pants.

I made a sleeveless version of View B in a soft paisley and animal print knit.
I made one design change. I sewed the front edges of the neckline together at the top of the circular opening. I made a small pin-on velvet bow, which is easily swapped out for a more decorative brooch to dress it up a bit, like the lighthearted fluffy fascinator used in the photo.

The pattern uses bias tape to face the armholes in the sleeveless version and the neckline in all versions. The ivory bias tape I used is visible in the photo, because my mannequin has no neck or arms to hide them.

I made one construction technique change. The pattern instructions use the two rows of stitching, pull up the bobbin thread method to gather the front. I prefer to use the zig zag over dental floss method, mint flavored was what I happened to have on hand.

The top went together quickly, with only 3 main pattern pieces; front, back and a small front facing. To make sure the gathers stayed even when I applied the facing to the circular opening, I used a dozen pins and topstitched from the right side of the garment.

I recommend this pattern. I enjoyed making this top. Im happy with the results and plan to make it again.
Pattern Review Vogue 2809
« Last Edit: December 16, 2012 10:00:21 AM by AlenaSelene » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012 01:28:30 PM »

It looks a great pattern and I bet that top looks stunning when worn.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
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