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.
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.