A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 306,354
Currently Running With Scissors:
405 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Very Easy Wrap Top - pattern review  (Read 1176 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
debycoles
Offline Offline

Posts: 20
Joined: 26-May-2013

Deby So Sew Easy


View Profile WWW
« on: June 14, 2013 06:42:22 AM »

Iíve been continuing to develop my love for Sewing with Knits as Iíve been taking the excellent Craftsy course online.  This week I made a Very Easy Vogue wrap over top from pattern Vogue V8390.



Itís a wrap over top, with sleeve options.  And I used a really lovely soft chocolate brown knit fabric from Girl Charlee.  Although the fabric was only $5 a yard, its very nice quality, soft and thick with a good stretch and recovers beautifully with no rippling.  But because it is so lovely and thick, it really wasnít a good choice for this top.  Not because of the fabric, but because the pattern was rather Ďover the topí.

The pattern asks that you cut each side of the wrap over front twice, and sew them together, so you really end up with 4 layers of fabric on the front, and this makes it very heavy, very thick, especially across the tummy area, and very warm!  Something I really didnít want here in Cayman where it rarely drops below 80 degrees.

And because of the 4 layers of fabric, the gathered areas are very very thick.



Looking at it from the gathered side, everything looks good.  The top is very nicely cut and the neckline doesnít gape at all, it fits high enough to be comfortable and low enough to be Ďinterestingí.  And the scooped front is a nice touch.  The shoulders have little gathers too and the sleeves are a perfect length for covering that upper arm chubbiness.  Its really very flattering.

However look at it from the other side and its not quite so good.



On this side, there are two layers of fabric gathered from the panel that wraps underneath, and then sewn into the side seam.  And that makes the smooth side seam not so smooth Ė its very thick and puckered because of the gathers inside.  I donít really see why the inside panel needs to be gathered Ė it would have fitted better if it was smooth.  And with the doubling up of fabric, there were 4 pieces of jersey in this side seam.

However I do really like this top Ė but if I were to make it again I think I would make the following alterations.

  • The front panels really donít need to be doubled up.  I would only cut one and turn over a narrow hem.
  • The inside panel doesnít need to be gathered where it meets the side seam.  I would reduce its height and sew it into the seam without gathering.
  • Sew a smaller size to take into account less fabric in front and get a smoother fit.
  • Maybe reduce the length at the front a little to make it more hip length.

If you would like a nice and easy wrap top, I can certainly recommend the Vogue V8390, but with the modifications.

You can read more about this project, my progress on the Sewing with Knits course and my other sewing at http://so-sew-easy.com/vogue-v8390/
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Deby at So Sew Easy
http://so-sew-easy.com
JenniferSavage
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013 05:34:31 PM »

It looks great! I know what you mean with the gathering issues, but it still looks awesome  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"I can make that!" has been the start of more misadventures than I can count Cheesy
Pinterest - http://pinterest.com/ShesASavage

My username was previously MyBabyIsACommunist!
Taramor
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013 01:35:23 PM »

I really like it, and it looks good on you. Maybe you could try again with a thinner knit?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

debycoles
Offline Offline

Posts: 20
Joined: 26-May-2013

Deby So Sew Easy


View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013 06:09:14 AM »

Yes, I'll certainly try this pattern again.  A thinner fabric and only the one layer in the front panels.  I like it a lot.
Thanks for commenting.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Deby at So Sew Easy
http://so-sew-easy.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Young Artists Brighten Up New Orleans
NY Artist Martin Abrahams "Breaks on Through" With His Provacative Art Show
WIND SQUID #3 - Space Battle!
WIND SQUID #4 - Massive Explosion
WIND SQUID #5 - Space Pirates!
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hippogriff
Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.