And so (sew) the Vaca and Holiday begins!

I am so excited that I am off for a whole week--I needed this break!

This AM I had a plumber come and fix the garbage disposal and after that was complete, I went to the sewing room and completed-finally-Vogue 9169.  This pattern is rated easy and for the most part perhaps that is an appropriate label.  The challenge with this pattern is adjusting the pattern pieces to fit as the upper front and back are one piece.  I needed a FBA about 1 1/2 inches which required some interesting maneuvering of the pattern piece.  The back needed a swayback adjustment which required also adjusting the bottom back piece. Below is the front FBA and the bottom front piece had to line up with the upper front.

Other adjustments needed were the sleeves, they are very tight IMHO and so I added 3/4 inch to the bicep area, tapering back to original cutting line of the sleeve.  I also reduced the length by 1 1/2 inches. My other adjustment was my usual forward shoulder adjustment.

After basting the side seams, I ended up reducing the seam allowance to 3/8.  I normally  sew an 18 at waist and taper to 16 at hip, with this pattern's largest size being 14, I failed to make an allowance for that.  I thought that with the adjustments for the FBA would give me that extra room.  I needed a smooch more.  I will have to remember good posture when wearing this!!!😊

Here are pictures of the completed garment, hope to take some photos wearing later this week.
V9169 View B is the one I made

Front View

Back View

The fabrics were easy to sew and worked well together.  The black is a bamboo knit and tends to wrinkle more than I thought it would, my first time sewing this type of knit.  The print is from EOS and I had a limited amount of it, thus did not have enough to use for the sleeves, so had to use the black.  I have enough of it to use as a small piece in another color/print block top, I love the feel of it.

So ready to start a new project.  Will share that with you later.


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  1. Lovely use of fabric...enjoy your sew-cation!

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  2. Pretty top, Linda. This one is on my list as well. I hesitated on making this one sooner, because of the interesting FBA needed.

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    1. I can appreciate the hesitation! I think that there is an easier way to sew the upper and lower pieces than they have you do. Be sure to mark the placement lines for aligning the upper and bottom. It is a nice pattern, I don't think labeling it as easy was the right label though.

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  3. Lovely combination. Enjoy your sewing time.

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  4. That is so pretty Linda! Lovely use of the print!

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  5. The top is pretty! Enjoy your week off from work - today is my last day at the job and I can't wait. Between being sick and my last make not working I need some quality time with my sewing machine!

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    1. I read you had been ill, glad you are getting some time off to rest and heal; as well as quality sewing time. I am so enjoying my time in the sewing room. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you!

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  6. Great top Linda. Love that fabric and how you have used it.

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  7. How pretty! you really do a passle of adjustments - impressive! enjoy enjoy your sewing and vaca time...

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    1. Thanks Coco! I have enjoyed my time off so far and getting some nice time in the sewing room!!!

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  8. Love this! and this pattern! Isn't it great fun to mix fabrics in one garment? You did an awesome job.

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    1. Thank you Bunny! I do like the mixing fabrics.

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