Tuesday, March 3

Birds of a Feather... -Vogue 1387

...should flock together, unless they come near me.  I nabbed a few for myself to have indoors.  I love birds, their sound, the freedom they represent and the beauty of their flight...~and sitting.  Actually, sitting on my fabric, that is where they are this time.
 I thoroughly enjoyed making this top.  I was in such a good mood hanging with the birds, that...
I video-taped my construction process, in triple time...time-lapse.
This is such a deceivingly simple blouse, with several surprise designer details.  Definitely, another regular for my wardrobe rotation.  
Pattern Description: it was described as....
  • Top has self-lined yokes, front pleats, shaped hemline, and very narrow hem. 
  • View A:  Front longer than back
  • mock wrap, pullover, 
  • fitted through bust, 
  • no shoulder seams, 
  • elasticized tie ends for casing, 
  • underarm inset, 
  • and armhole bands. 
Pattern Sizing:
Pattern sized 6-14 in envelope. I cut a size 14

How did it compare to the envelope pictures:

The picture was pretty clear. 

Were the instructions easy to follow?
 The instructions were basic going into the construction, but then the instructions for the placement of the buttonholes for the front overlap had you put the buttonholes in only one side/layer, but at the end, they needed to be through both layers of the front. The waist seam allowance is turn upward to create the casing for the elastic.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like everything about this pattern, especially the underarm inset and the bias banded armholes.

Fabric Used:
I used a polyester georgette/ crepe d'chine look-a-like from Hancock. It is very thin, but, being it is a dark color, I could get away with out lining.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
  1. The Pivot and Slide method was used to get my 1.5" FBA along with,
  2. Closing the neckline in by 1/2" and,
  3. Taking out my "over 40inch" front neckline wedge". (That's what I call it now.) Just a wedge to cause the V-neckline to curve in enough to keep it from gaping on the top curve of the bust. (It is not scientifically proven. It is just what I do for me.)
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I have already begun dreaming of my next project based on this pattern. This is an absolute winner for me.

Hope you enjoyed the video.

Until next time.