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November 22, 2016

BLOGLIKECRAZY 2016 DAY 22: #Faye's Sewing Life...

...vogue 8962 ended up on my sewing radar this week.  24 Pattern Review and made by Anne Whalley 7 times in 2015, the year the pattern premiered.  All reviews were very positive, so I decided that it must be a worthy pattern to make.

Vogue 8962

I have no complaints with the pattern at all.  Directions were very clear; however I differed in opinion with the order of construction and just did my own thing.  Nothing complicated at all about this
pullover tunic with back yoke.
The way that the back pattern piece extends around to create the side front  is an interesting design feature that results in there being no side seams at all.  And I'm loving the shaped hemline and cowl neckline.

I over estimated the size range in the waist and hip area resulting in the tunic being too large in those areas.  But because I decided to sew the sleeves in flat before stitching the sloping side front seam, it was easy to decrease the size by just takinga larger seam allowance.  I narrow hemmed the sleeve rather than follow the pattern suggestion, because leaving the sleeve slightly longer just felt right for me.
I am very satisfied with the results and will be wearing this top with skinny jeans or leggings and boots.  What's going on in your sewing life???






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22 comments:

  1. Great top Ms. Faye! I really like the unigue wrap around style and I REALLY do need more tops like this in my life!

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    1. I like the wrap around detail too Myra. I'm thinking of making a pair or brown and a pair of black leggings to go with the top.

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  2. Real show stopper, Miss Faye.

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    1. I'm really liking the tunic too Catherine!

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  3. It's always nice to see a pattern made up that I've had in my stash for years. I don't know why I haven't made this up, but it looks worthy of fitting. The color blocking makes it unique.

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    1. I'm very happy with the results Nancy and I'm sure you'll like this pattern as well.

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  4. I like this top a lot! I need to put it on my make list. A lot of patterns look like remakes of others. This is a stand-out, with some real style details. Very nice!

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    1. I'm quite pleased with the results Cindy. Thank you for reading!!!

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  5. Really cute.. Love the fabric choice.. Happy sewing.
    I have a cream corduroy skirt on the sewing table.. Just need to finish the hemming and photograph it.

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    1. Thank you Judy, I'm quite pleased with the results. Corduroy I've been wanting to make a corduroy skirt or even pants for several winters now - just can't get to it.

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  6. I like the pattern wrapping around that top! I think it will look really nice, and be a great choice for chilly winter days.

    I made a sleep sack (used to be called a grow bag) with sleeves for my baby granddaughter a couple of weeks ago and her mommy likes it, so I have fabric for another...in a couple of weeks. And then I'm thinking I really want a red dress for Christmas, if I can find the mental energy to make it...

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    1. That sleep sack sounds wonderful, I'd like to see it. I have a 5 month old new great grand daughter myself. Did you have a pattern for it? That upcoming red dress for Christmas sounds wonderful. I'm sure you'll be able to muster up some mental energy to get it done!

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  7. That top is gorgeous and a perfect use of that fabric that could be overwhelming if the top was all made of that. A great contrast and very eye-catching.

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    1. BeaJay you are exactly right! That print would have been overwhelming used for the entire top but used as a contrast it worked out well!

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  8. I love the color blocking, and you chose the perfect fabrics for the top

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    1. Aminat choosing just the right fabric and colors and prints is often quite a mind boggling for me. Pattern choice is too. It's the case of having too much of both but also it's a blessing. I am so satisfied with this top!

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  9. i like the pattern of that cream colored fabric. very cute!

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    1. Tasha that fabric has been stuck in a drawer for several years. I got it from Girl Charlie - and there is still some Girl Charlie fabric stuck in that drawer. Thank you. I'm in wait of a delivery of some of the variegated knit fabric like yours from Fabric.com hoping it will come in today. I messed around and waited to long and the Spruce green color was all gone. (sad face)

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  10. Very nice top Miss Faye, as always. I have a few days off and my plans are to finish up a skirt that's been hanging around for a while.....time to get cracking....thanks for the encouragement

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    1. Thank you Lynette Patrice! You are on your way to becoming a WONDERFUL sewist!

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