Vogue 1522

I just finished V1522 a designer pattern by Isaac Mizrahi.  I bought this pattern in 2016.  This was to be my second entry in the Pattern Stash contest on PR.  I knew that I had to chance of winning by making the most garments from patterns in my stash purchased prior to 4/2018.  So I did not knock myself out to complete this top by the deadline.

This was an easy pattern to make.  I did not follow the instructions all the way but did review them as I went along.

Some differences were how I did the binding for the neckline as well as completing doing the sleeves differently.  Instead of using the fabric for binding the neckline, though I did cut out the fabric to do so; I used bias tape instead.

My reason for doing so is that the bias fabric neckband was much longer than the circumference of the neckline.  I seem to have that issue with a lot of patterns for woven necklines.  I could have fixed this but decided to use bias binding that would be easy peasy to sew and finish the neckline.

The sleeve flounce is a single layer with a tiny hem and I decided to cut four flounce pieces and have the flounce encased so wrong side would not show.  I also used a sleeve lining method I learned many years ago from Nancy Zieman.  You can see the underside of the flounce below:

I plan to do another post detailing this technique.

After returning from grocery shopping, I was able to set up tripod and camera to take some shots of the top.

I like the fit of the top and had to make some fitting adjustments.  I narrowed the shoulder by 3/8 inch and used a size small for that area.  I added 1 1/2 inches to the bust and kept the dart that was created.  It is difficult to see with this busy print. I made 5/8 swayback adjustment and shortened the sleeves by one inch.

I have sewn other designer patterns that were very difficult and this was not at all.  A beginner I think could easily tackle sewing this top.

I will make another version another time.  Now I want to focus on sewing a couple of cardis and cold weather tops!

More later.


  1. It looks great! Those adjustments really paid off. And I love your fabric choice.

    1. Thank you! Fabric from Fabric Mart in stash for a couple of years.

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  3. Ok, I LOVE this top on you! I am an Isaac Mizrahi fan, though I have never sewn one of his patterns. It is good to hear your view on it.

    1. This was an easy pattern to sew and instructions were well written and easy to follow.

  4. Your fabric color choice looks great with your hair color! You have me thinking now! Great looking top and you look lovely! You're inspiring me!


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