June 18, 2013

IT WORKED JUST FINE...


...I mentally canvased my stash last night, I could not think of a single piece of solid colored two-way stretch knit that I'd want to use to make the Better Late Than Ever Vogue 1282 top.

I know there's a chocolate brown jersey knit and my celery green bamboo knit that was a gift for my birthday - both of which I've envisioned becoming fall/winter tops - so I can't use those pieces.  I had thought about solid red, white and teal pieces but remembered that they are all four way stretch fabrics and not suitable for this pattern at all.  I definitely need some new knit fabrics both solid and print, but in the meantime, I really wanted to give this top a test drive.

So today I did just that - I test drove my muslin!  The fabric is a medium blue, so I wore the top with my navy bell bottoms ...the outfit was a great success!
I wasn't sure at first that the oversized cowlish front wouldn't be too over powering for me, but it wasn't at all.  This is the second wearing for the bell bottoms, and I think the top made a good pairing.
I am going back in tonight to close the neckline up a bit more because I did look down and got an eye full of bra one or twice during the day - but that's an easy fix.  I know it's an unusual top but I do HIGHLY recommend the pattern.  I will be making it again as soon as I get my little paws on some solid jersey knit.  I'd really love having one in black...


33 comments:

  1. This is top is really cute on you Faye!

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  2. cute outfit on you!

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  3. This looks fabulous on you! I want one of those tops right now!

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  4. I've got this pattern stashed, too, and haven't had the nerve or the Perfect Fabric to try it...yet. This looks really good on you; I need to give it a chance, too...

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  5. Love the top!. And your pants look so good too. Great outfit.

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  6. Very lovely, Faye! I love a cowl neck top and yours looks great on you.

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  7. Holy crap Batman! You look FABULOUS. Go 'head on with your bad self. TFS.

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  8. Looks lovely I must get this pattern too.

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  9. That top looks great!!!!!!!!

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  10. I love this on you, Faye, you look fabulous!

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  11. Yes, it is a great success. You look wonderful!

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  12. wonderful oufit! you look great in that shade of blue!

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  13. GReat outfit! I have this pattern in my stash and must move it up on my queue. :)

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  14. Lovely! I knew this was going to work for you, well done!

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  15. What a great colour on you, Faye! I love this whole outfit.

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  16. Love it, Faye! You look very smart and stylish...J

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  17. Very stylish top and you look great!

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  18. That top is beautiful on you!

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  19. I was wondering how the cowl would sit as well, but it does look very nice - but I agree with raising the neckline and armholes, as you have done. It looks lovely, and hides any tummy.

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  20. Perfect fit and love the color.

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  21. I love it Faye, it's so pretty and looks fabulous on you.

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  22. I don't think its unusual at all, I think its very flattering with all that lovely drape in the middle area. Looks great on you

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  23. That color looks so nice on you. SCORE!!

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  24. This top is very flattering on you, Faye. Can't wait to see the next one!

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  25. Pretty in that colour!

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  26. I agree with everyone! Your top is lovely and the color is great on you. Well done Faye!

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  27. The style and color of this top look great on you. I would never have predicted the popularity of this top based on the pattern photo. And as you pointed out, being late to the "make this top" game means all the sewing bugs have been solved by others.

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  28. Hooray, I'm glad this pattern worked for you! It looks perfect on you.

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  29. Ooooh, I love this. The cowl is a great look for you. I light the slightly unusual design on this. The pants are a nice match for it.

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  30. I like the draping on you. And that color is pretty on you, too; this is as good as a muslin could ever get to be - useful!

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  31. Your cowl top and pants look lovely. I love that color blue on you! Thanks for sharing your insights on the pattern.

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  32. It drapes beautifully making a very flattering top on you. It's nice to see how becoming it is on a 'real' woman.

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