New Look and Vogue

I pin fitted the NL skirt pattern and found that I only needed to do my usual swayback adjustment and reduce the length from waist to hip by two inches.  I then cut out the fabric for the skirt.  I am using View B, the skirt view that the model is wearing.

I am using fabric I acquired several months ago from Hancock's in Richmond.  It is rather raveling so will need to be serge finished before to much handling.

I then decided to pin fit Vogue 8815, a peplum top that seems to be growing in popularity.  I had to make a 1.25 inch FBA.  I eliminated the resulting side dart increasing the vertical dart and requiring an adjustment in the peplum also.  You can see his here.
In addition I took a 1/4 inch tuck in the upper chest, upper back and in the sleeve.  I also made a 5/8 inch high round back adjustment and 1/2 inch forward shoulder adjustment.

I am using this fabric that I acquired from Les Fabrique Fabric store in Charlottesville, VA.  The peplum top will be made from the floral fabric and a pencil skirt will be the solid yellow.  This fabric has such a retro/vintage look to it and I fell in love with it instantly when I saw it.
I hope your sewing weekend was productive.


  1. Lovely fabric. In taking a second look at New Look & Vogue peplum top, I am wishing I had Vogue 8815. New Look has princess seams. Then again it would be a good time to learn how to do an FBA on a princess seam blouse.

  2. I like the way you handle the FBA and the dart. Got bookmark this.


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