Friday, February 1, 2013

Vogue 1282 in Review

Today's sewing project review is Vogue 1282. This one has been in the queue a while. Sandy Y. encouraged me to move it up to the top of the list. So early last month, I made my first top. I will definitely get a lot of wear out of it.

I bought this pattern thinking I would only make the top. But I'm thinking of making a matching skirt for the next top.

Vogue describes this pattern as: MISSES' TOP AND SKIRT: Loose-fitting, bias, pullover top has draped front neckline with weight, no side seams and stitched hem. Very close-fitting, below waist pull-on skirt has elastic waist with contrast facing, pleats, front extending to side back, no side seams and right side back slit. Self bias binding finishes hem.

It's a popular top, made by 18 members of PatternReview.com.  Barbara V illustrates how to remove the excess at the center back. After making this adjustment, the gaping completely disappears.

The pattern comes in sizes 4 to 20. I used size 14. My top does look like the photo on the pattern envelop except it does not drape as much across the bust. My fabric had plenty of stretch so I decided to forgo the FBA.

The neckline is super low. I started stitching the center seam about three inches above the indicated starting point.

The instructions were a piece of cake. At first, the weighted pocket looked a little strange, but presented no problem. I used a penny for the weight.

I like the design and drape of this top. No dislike.


I used a polyester lycra knit from Vogue, which contained more stretch than the pattern called for. The only other change I made was to hand stitch the armhole facings into place. All in all the changes that I made were minor.  Next time though, I will raise the arm hole a bit.

This is a great top to sew. It's easy and stylish.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great work! Have you made Vogue 7762 or V8355? Would love to see them.
You are an inspiration to me to jump on in to sewing again. Thank you.

Cennetta said...

Thanks, Anonymous. I haven't made 7762, but in 2008 I made V8355 for a client. You can read about it here: http://themahoganystylist.blogspot.com/2008/03/fitting-vogue.html

Pam from South Australia said...

Great top and looks good on you. I can also see this in a top/skirt combo.

Clio said...

How funny! I posted about the very same top today. Your's looks fantastic!

BeaJay said...

Love your top - very stylish. Looks great on you.

Victoria said...

What a very flattering top! You look great:)

Patty said...

Lovely new top....and I can tell you like it to by your beautiful smile!

Linda T said...

Thanks such a great top; I hadn't really paid any attention to it before. I may have to pick up that pattern. You look fabulous!

Karin said...

What a flattering top! You look fantastic in it. Clio just made one too. It must be a fabulous pattern because you both look great in it!

It's Melanie Darling said...

Very beautiful.

Faye Lewis said...

That's a great looking top!

Ruth said...

Mmmmm delicious top. Very flattering and you look so comfortable in it too. Just lovely.

RhondaBuss said...

So lovely! A beautiful style on you.

Brenda said...

Your review of this top has inspired me to finish the one started when this pattern first debuted. What an amazing fit!!! Thanks for sharing and for the links. Just gorgeous.

Gail said...

The style is so flattering. You should be pleased.

AllisonC said...

Thistop is popping up everywhere all of a sudden. It looks lovely, the gathers hang perfectly in your fabric.

SEWN said...

That top is soooo flattering. Love it!

Tran Son Tung said...

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Leah said...

I love the lines of this design. Moving it up my list to do!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing - you look gorgeous in it. I am always on the lookout for tops that work for moderately bosom-y ladies. Thanks for the tip on the arm holes too - I find that many patterns have armholes that go down practically to my waist .. why is that?

Jane Skoch said...

So sharp! You look fantastic! perhaps I will give it a try.

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