Review: Vogue 1127 | The Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse!

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That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse & Vogue 9032 Red Trousers - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
If y'all have been paying attention, you know that I love the 70s.  Even though I was born in 1970s, I was a little kid and never got to experience the fashion.  I've mentioned before seeing my mother serve her best Studio 54/disco-era looks and I've always felt that I missed my decade.
That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse & Vogue 9032 Red Trousers - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
As far as trends go, this one is so easy to wear and you don't look like you're in custom playing a character from another era.  Especially when you keep it modern with fabric choices and styling.    
That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I pulled Vogue 1127 from Badgley Mischka from my pattern stash because I knew it would be a perfect transitional garment for this style.  My fabric is a printed poly chiffon I've had for years that just worked.
That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse & Vogue 9032 Red Trousers - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The smallest size I had was the 14.  I had to adjust the pattern a lot.  It was still a little full through the bottom, but I like the way it looked tucked in and bloused.  Being a designer pattern, the instructions and the details are great... with all of it's French seams and seam bound armholes.
That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse  - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The high neck has a three fabric loop button closure.  It gives it a very high-end touch.  Such a simple and quick top to make that fits right end with what's hot right now.
That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse & Vogue 9032 Red Trousers - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I paired my blouse with Vogue 9032, yep... another pair.  This makes my fourth.  Can we talk about making muslins for a minute?  My personal belief about muslins is they don't work for me.  I've made muslins before and they pretty much didn't serve any purpose -- FOR ME.  I'm not advocating that everyone else forgoe them... I'm just saying FOR ME, they don't work.  Take these pants for example: I've made TWO versions of both styles with different outcomes each time.  Everytime I select a different fabric, I get a different result in fit -- while using my same pattern.  So my perfect and most accurate version of a toile/muslin would just end up being a trial version in the actual fabric and then remaking in the same fabric.  And guess what people?  That ain't gonna happen.  So, the results are what they are!
That 70s Style! Vogue 1127 Tie Neck Sleeveless Blouse & Vogue 9032 Red Trousers - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Here is the first pair I made in a heavier fabric with very little stretch.  I'm constantly learning how different fabrics react to heat and steam during construction and how they "grow" while wearing.  And how sometimes stretch wovens, such as this Donna Karan Fire Engine Red Stretch Wool Suiting from Mood Fabrics sometimes emulate the fit of a knit.  These pants have become my TNT and I'll continue to make these until I run across a better pattern and I'm sure that will be a long time coming.

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  1. Gorgeous blouse and I love the pants. You look wonderful as always. One more thing, I don't like muslins either, I just go for it and usually can make it work just fine.

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    1. Thanks Lori. That's exactly how I feel about muslins. I fit as I sew. Either it work or it doesn't. But I would never be invested enough to do multiple muslins on a garment.

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  2. The top couldn't be more perfect, love the front tie.

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  3. Erica, as someone who has been sewing most of my life I just want to say I appreciate all of your detail work that you give your garments. It is so inspirational to see you setting the bar higher than anyone I've seen thus far. I am trying to be the face of sewing for my generation because I feel it has become a lost art, and one day I will be on your level! I consider myself an advanced sewer, but every time I see your makes I am intrigued by the care and thought that goes into each and every stitch. Don't mean to get all mushy, I just really appreciate great work! Http://sewsincity.com

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    1. Awww... Thank you so much. You do beautiful sewing as well!

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  4. You and me both!

    I learned that lesson the hard way re: muslins. Unless you're using the EXACT fabric, that muslin is not the end all, be all. And like you, I am several (okay 7!) pair into V9032 and they all fit differently. Seriously no 2 fit the same. You just have to make it work.

    At any rate...SQUEE! I love that top. That is the kind of look I'd get in my head and then chicken out of wearing. So chic, so perfect for heading into fall.

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    1. If no one else understands, I know you understand my plight with this pattern! Thanks Nakisha!

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  5. YESS to the 70s! love this look completely

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  6. Me too. I love the '70 's they are great mix of femenine, cool and sexy and yet demure by today's standards. Great blouse it has a lot of flare noe those pants are catching my eye. They are a wonderful shade of red!!! Your sewing always impeccable!

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  7. Love the look. Very stylish.

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  8. This outfit is everything! Your color choices are amazing and are very flattering on your skin type. You are so right about muslins, I have a love/hate with them as well. More often than not, flat pattern adjustments work just fine for me. Then, I tweak the final fit with minor adjustments.

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  9. Love your whole ensemble! The fabric for the blouse is just gorgeous and those pants fit you beautifully.

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  10. Beautiful outfit and I really love your blouse! I'm with you on the muslins, I commend those that go through that process over and over but I just can't do it....the motivation is simply not there at his point of my sewing journey.

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