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Topic: Vogue 8323 - Princess seam knit top  (Read 5136 times)
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« on: February 05, 2009 10:56:35 AM »

Pattern: Vogue 8323

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This is a great knit top pattern, and I highly recommend it!  What I love is that those princess seams are not just decorative - they provide a lot of shaping.  I made a size down from what I normally sew for knit tops (a size 10, my bust measurement is 36.5" for reference), and I ended up letting out the side seams 1/2" on each side (1" circumference).  I would recommend basting before you make anything permanent - there are a lot of seams to play with, so you should be able to get a great fit.

The one thing about this pattern is to ignore the techniques they suggest - Vogue always seems to have weird ideas about how to sew knits.  For seams, a small zigzag will work.  I used my serger for all the seams, and my new coverstitch machine  Grin (a Brother 2340cv) for the hems.  A twin needle would work great for the hems also.

Instead of the recommended bias tape for the neckline, I cut a band on the cross grain of the knit 3/4 the length of the neckline (plus seam allowances) and serged that on, which has the added bonus of raising the neckline a bit.

Anyway, I would definitely recommend this pattern and I'll be making it again for sure! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009 06:12:06 AM »

That looks really nice, and you're right, the fit is great!  Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009 03:41:35 PM »

Great looking fit!  Thanks a lot for the additional information for when you were sewing.  This helps a lot for someone like me who is a newbie to sewing and can use the added help!
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