Thursday, December 6, 2012
Copying That Trendy Sweater using Vogue 8151
Like most of us, my "project-to-make" list is way out of control. There are at least two large bags of things already cut and ready to sew. Then there are things half sewn that are hanging in one of my closets. And then there is a basket of patterns that I hope to make this season. That's not all. This year I became a "pinner" on Pinterest. Need I say more. Anyway, I pinned this O'2nd Color Blocked Turtleneck Sweater a few weeks ago with the intention of making it before the color block trend disappears. Vogue 8151 View-B basic t-shirt knit pattern has handy (in the basket) so I used it to draft a new pattern for the inspiration top.
First I traced the pattern onto the drafting paper that I use to copying and alter patterns. I didn't make a FBA. I went up a size. I'm also thinking about eliminating the bust darts. The new pattern is princess seam, which creates more opportunities to make adjustments in the bust area. I'll see how it goes with fitting a muslin. Above, I drew the cutting lines to create the blocked areas of the sweater.
Next I cut along the color block design lines. When I cut the fabric, the seam allowances along the new cutting lines.
Here's the new pattern pictured (front and back) with the inspiration top.
Stay Tuned. Caution - Multiple projects in progress.