Monday, January 17, 2011

Vogue 8699

I was admiring my beloved stash rearranging my fabric closet the other day and I came across this soft, thick interlock that just screamed that it wanted to be a snuggly cowl neck top like Sharon's.  Fortunately I already had the pattern, so I threw aside all of the other things I should be working on to make a top.
Sometimes you just have to sew what you want, you know.
The pattern is Vogue 8699.  It is a basic top with shoulder princess seams and an attached cowl neck.  The view I made is hip length with 3/4 sleeves.  The cowl really is just an oversized turtleneck.  This is one of the "Custom Fit" patterns with cup sizes, so I didn't have to do an FBA (YAY!).  It made this a super quick project.  The top is simple and quick to sew, and fits nicely thanks to the princess seaming.  With a band in place of the cowl, I also can see using this as a basic scoop neck top.  I think this year I am going to make more of an effort to sew up all of the Vogue patterns I am always buying.  They are always well drafted and have nice details.
The color is a bit of a departure from the norm for me, so I was a bit surprised at how well it coordinates with much of my wardrobe, including the denim skirt I just made!  Here I am wearing it with a pair of RTW slinky knit pants.

16 comments:

  1. Love it! Looks great on you and what a great colour :)

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  2. Nice, great colour too, it suits you!

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  3. This is a great top, and the color fits well not only with yout skirt, but also with you...
    How do you manage to find the time to sew with a newborn?????

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  4. That's lovely. The seaming is really great.

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  5. I love this - you did a wonderful job Katie!! I agree with the above comments - brilliant color!

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  6. Baeitiful and the color is so nice on you great job

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  7. Lovely top.. the color is fantastic on you!

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  8. Love all things princess seamed and 3/4 sleeve length. Maybe I will get this one, too!

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  9. Love that color. It would look equally stunning with white pants. Very nice top!

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  10. I think that color looks great on you! Nice top.

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  11. Love the lime! The princess seams are such a nice detail too.

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  12. Wow! Very bright and happy looking. Green is my fav!

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  13. The fit of this top is fantastic on you. I love the bright green color too.

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  14. Looks cool and comfy, thumbs up. The princess seams elevate its style factor.

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  15. I love this color on you. The top looks wonderful.

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