High five! Well, low five – I finished something 🙂 And this is cute. I agree, my version doesn’t look much like the Vogue picture at right, but gosh. That’s the fun part.
This pattern has three really different views – a tee shirt, a twisted tank, and a fluttery top. It’s really easy to overlook the tee shirt in this mix. The gathers in the skirt of the tee shirt are what caught my eye – love that look.
Notes on my changes:
Length – Added 3″ to the bottom of the skirt. I think I’m on a tunic quest this fall. I’m really into Virginia leggings and Marcy Tilton’s skinny pants. And I love a tunic over jeans. So I decided to give this pattern a try as a tunic.
Left out the slit front placket. I mistrust little open plackets on tee shirts – they always flop open. I’m much too picky to go for it. And instead of attaching a neckline band, I applied a bias binding.
Drafted a long sleeve. Since we are into fall and will be having lovely cool winter weather, I went for longer sleeves on my tunic. I kept the fit of the top of the sleeve from this pattern, and the shape of the long sleeve from Vogue 1315, a knit dress.
The top with long sleeves…Ok, but not the best. Kind of look like PJ’s. I shortened them to 3/4 length!
Whew. That was quite a lot, actually. But one more thing…I sewed a Medium. And the shoulders were way down my arm. After I attached the sleeves, I went back and raised the sleeve and shoulder by 3/4″. In the pic above, you can see that the shoulders are still ‘dropped’, as in the pattern design – just not halfway to the elbow!
|The skirt gathers, wrong side view.|
|And right side view.|
|Side view, showing the hi-lo hemline.|
|Neckline bias binding.|