Since I'm experimenting with adding new pages, I've also added a page that lists all of the sew-a-long participants. You can view either or both pages by clicking on the tabs above. I can't wait to see the pictures of all the finished tops on one page.
Please be sure to notify me as you finish your tops!!!Once again thanks to EVERYBODY for joining in. I'll be checking all blogs as time permits this week, but need your help to keep track of all the tops.
Please email all pictures of finished tops to me at: fayedollatcox.net
..what more is there to be said about Vogue 8815? This is my 5th time using it. I've turned this pattern every which way but loose. Nothing like a TNT to get the ball rolling for me. The pattern has already been altered so it was a snap to put together. Well with the exception of the invisible zipper. I'd not had the problem matching the bodice of the other four tops, but for some reason this time I did. I finally called it quits last night and just went to bed leaving the zipper for yet another day.
I made two minor adjustments when I first made this pattern last summer:
- the original pattern had too much fullness across my upper chest. That was solved with Smoking Needles suggestion to making a horizontal dart all the way across and tapering to nothing at the armhole. To compensate for this adjustment the same amount had to be added to the bottom of the bodice.
- Secondly, the original pattern front neckline was much to high for me, making it a "choke top". I altered this by cutting (scooping out) away 1" at the center front fold and tapering to nothing further up the neckline.
What's next for me, mmmmmmmm, I'm really not sure. I think I want the next essential top made from a knit. Nothing like a great knit top and it's been a while since I've made one so we will see.