I have enjoyed my vaca and holiday.  I was able to finish V9169 and I completed Butterick 6392; more about the Butterick sweater jacket in my next post.

I was able to wear the Vogue top today and took a few photos of the finished garment.  I really like this pattern and will make it again making some additional changes to the fit.  It is a rather fitted through the waist and hips and I would like a little more room in that area so that when wearing over jeans as I did today it is not so form fitting.  My biggest critic, DH, liked the top and thought it was slenderizing.

Here are photos of me wearing with jeans.

Back view

Front view

Left side

Right side

Some other adjustments I will make-scoop out the front neckline a little more.  For cold weather, the high jewel neckline feels pretty good when outside.  I like the fit of the shoulder, I cut off 3/8 at the shoulder area tapering to nothing at the front and back notch.  I like the length somewhat, has more of a tunic feel at this length than if shorter.  I think this link will work well with leggings.

One thing of note, it is important to make sure you mark placement lines for front and back upper and lower pieces.  I could have done a better job. I wanted to be able to work with the placement due to changes made in upper front and back pieces.

I followed the instructions for this pattern.  Next time I think I will use my method of sewing front upper and lower pieces together first and the same for the back and then attach sleeves and sew side seams.  

I am pleased with the outcome and the next one will be even better.  I may not sew another one for awhile as I have so many other top patterns, including some TNT that I want to sew next.


  1. I think the fabrics you teamed up work great for that pattern! I may have to give this one a look...

  2. Nice! so glad you enjoyed your vaca :-)

  3. I looks great ! I love your fabric choices and your placement of them.

  4. Great top and love the use of contrasting fabric.

  5. Great looking top. I love the print fabric you got from Emma One Sock. That site is now using pay pal which may be my undoing. So easy to select fabric and hit order. No dragging out the credit card and having second thoughts.

  6. Hi Linda. It's been a while since I've visited. So imagine my delight on seeing you in this smashing top. Just fabulous. I am going to look at this pattern again.


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