Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Second Time Around with Sandra Betzina's Vogue 1291
Last Friday, I made my second Sandra Betzina Butterfly top. This time using knit fabric. Before cutting it out, I readjusted the pattern by eliminating all of the changes made for the previous woven version.
This time around it sew up even quicker with no zipper to install. I used two fabrics: the print is from Vogue and the Black Lux Jersey is from Supreme Novelty Fabrics.
Many of my Chicago sewing friends frequently shop at Supreme Novelty Fabrics, but three weeks ago was my first time. It's only 5 minutes away from the job. I went looking for a nice knit for a Haute Couture Club Blue Challenge dress. And of course, I found a few more fabrics to buy. Good I was on my lunch break and needed to get back to work within an hour. So the damage to my pocket was minimum. Lol
Okay, back to the review..,
This top is described as a loose-fitting, pullover top has bias neck band, front sleeve overlapping back sleeve forming shoulder opening, no shoulder seams and narrow hems.
I still like it for the reasons mentioned in the previous review. It's stylish and comfortable. I drafted a little skirt with a narrow black side panel to wear with it. The two garments aren't so hot together but worn with other separates they look fine.
I plan to make some faux leather/knit skinny pant to wear with this new top. But in the meantime, I can pair it with jeans or my faux leather skirt (Burda 7303).
This is a great top to add to your wardrobe. You can dress it up or down, and it is easy to sew.