Thursday, September 11, 2008

Vogue 8392 - A berry cute top!

Project Details

Pattern: Vogue 8392, view C (modified)
Fabric: stretch poplin
Notions: hook & eye
Description: Pullover top with sleeve flounce.

If you've been keeping up with the trends for this Fall, you already know that anything in the berry family is a hot color this season! I guess you can consider this color to be "cranberry". Also, another trend is the "romantic blouse"... I'm killing two birds with one stone!

This pattern was very simple pattern with fairly easy to interpret instructions. I made a small 1/2" FBA and probably should have added additional length for tucking. I really like the pleated neckline... this style is so prevalent right now. The instructions suggested that the neckline be finished with ready-made bias tape. I made my own and this is my result:

Another detail of this top that drew me in were the sleeves. Ruffles and flounces are so hot right now. I decided to use only two of the flounces instead of all three... that look was a bit much to me. The directions were very vague... well, um erra... nonexistent on how the flounces were to be finished. My fabric was not lightweight enough for a narrow hem and I didn't want to leave them unfinished. I decided to use a serged rolled hem.

The back is finished with a single hook and eye closure and the top is finished with a 5/8" hem. I've had this pattern in my collection for around a year. I don't know if I will sew this one again. Let's face it, so many cute top patterns come out with almost every new release. But if the pleating and flouncy sleeves appeal to you... go for it.

The pants I'm wearing are my second version of Vogue 1051. These are quickly becoming one of my favorite pants patterns.

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