Thursday, July 28, 2011
Wild colors with Vogue8650
I've been needing a few easy-to-sew knit tops and capri's and so far it's been going well. I found a wild knit at Jo Ann's that looks like someone threw paint at it. LOL. It's some of my favorite colors too, bright blue (almost teal), black, grey & white. This is a cotton Lycra blend but feels more like a nice rayon Lycra. The capri's were made from a cotton twill/Lycra blend from Sawyer Brook. It's a very bright, summery outfit. Using Vogue 8650 for the top was right up my alley. It truly is very easy. I looked up reviews on Pattern review and most said it ran larger then stated on the pattern. It does. I did a quick tissue fit to Ruby before cutting a size 14 down until the underarm then to a 16 and finally an 18 at the hip. It made up very easily and I only changed one thing. I added twill tape to the inside of the top-stitching on the neckline to stabilize it. It's low but not too low. I needed the added insurance of stabilizing to make sure we had no neckline growth.
Here's just a quick shot of the top with the capri's thrown over the shoulder. I love it and it made me think of Debbie Cook. See what you've done now? LOL.