Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review: Vogue 1846 (OOP) | More Classic Black + White!

It seems lately, that I've been drawn to black and white ensembles.  It's completely subconscious and I don't even realize until I look back at my blog, like here, here and here.

This time, I dug way back in the crevices of my pattern filing cabinet and found my version of a "vintage" pattern.  Because 1996 is about as vintage as I'm probably interested in going.  
Many thanks to ChicPeek.com for this lovely eternity necklace.  This is such a cool new way to shop for fashion jewelry and you should really check it out!

I've always loved a wrap top.  I've have too many to count over the years.  So while digging through my pattern cabinet I came across this pattern.  
And for it to be from 1996, it looks classic and not dated at all.  
For this pattern, I made my usual lengthening alterations for a top -- I added one inch to the waist and one inch to the sleeve length.  I really love the the details of this shirt.  Even though the collar is notched, it has a collar band.  The sleeves have French cuffs with a placket.  And the shaped hemline is what set this pattern apart from the current wrap tops available.  And also, this shirt has slightly dropped shoulders.  So that's not a fitting issue... they're supposed to look like that.
I chose this Italian cotton-blend (cotton 66%/Poly 30%/Lycra 4%) shirting from Mood Fabrics.com.  And as the description states:  it is indeed lightweight... almost sheer!  Keep that in mind if this is a fabric you may be interested in purchasing.  Hence the reason for a cami underneath.  

I've now become completely obsessed with acquiring a few more Byron Lars Vogue Patterns.  They're such classics and would be great wardrobe additions.

Worn with:  my favorite black wool pants; black suede pumps from Nine West; emerald green clutch from Street Level; Karen Walker Sunnies.

38 comments:

  1. Very Classy Erica, I've been waiting to see it on you. I have a similar pattern, but it won't be as elegant as yours. I love the diamond in the front as it crosses

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  2. You are right great classic and a good reminder that good design lasts. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Barbara and you are so right about good designs lasting.

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  3. You can never go wrong with a crisp white blouse and black pants. You can dress it up or down depending on where you are going. Always a classic!

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  4. Wow! great outfit! I love the blouse!

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  5. You are right, nothing beats a crisp white shirt. Classic and flattering! This pattern does not look dated at all, I am amazed it is over 15 years old. You do have a good eye for patterns.

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  6. Great top! fits very well.

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  7. You have such an eye for working ensembles. The pattern is fabulous and I too love black and white. Perfection!

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  8. WOW!! Great top. My sister and I made this top years ago. I wore it to death. LOL!! You're right it's a classic and never goes out of style. I actually started making the other top in this pattern. (The vest looking one but I never finished it) Anyway, GREAT Top!!!

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  9. As I said over on MSN, great, classic top with wonderful details. Bravo!

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  10. Classic indeed Erica :)

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  11. Gorgeous as always!

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  12. This is such classic styling with an edge to it

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  13. Lovely and it fits you perfectly! Your fitting is always to the point, but this one is particularly well done!

    I was thinking of sewing a white shirt for myself for some time now. The transparency of the fabric is keeping me back... As I have a short torso, a visible pants waistline cut me in two and I appear twice as large as I am (which I really don't need!) Do you have some suggestions on how not to see the pant waistline?

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    1. Catherine, I guess you could wear a cami and leave it untucked. Thanks!

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  14. I agree, one can never go wrong with a crisp white top and black pants. I love the shape of this one, definitely a classic.

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  15. I find the graphic look of black and white very seductive and use it a lot, on my self and in my home. It is always a classic win, IMO.

    This looks great on you and you wear it well!

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  16. Definitely a classic, and you wear it well. you always look so well put together!

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  17. Love this shirt! I can't believe this is a pattern from 96.

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    1. A great design transcends time! Thanks Levone!

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  18. Great styling and pattern. Win/Win!

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