Friday, July 15, 2011

Vogue 8581

This's one of Vogues' very easy pattern... Nothing complicated at all. I just wanted to make something quick and V8581 called my attention.

Fabric: Some kind of knit from either Walmart or Fabricland, has been in my stash for sometime

Pattern Description: Tunics A, B, C have front and back upper gathers, neck binding, lower elastic casing and raglan sleeve variations. A: sleeves with elastic casing. B: three-quarter length flared sleeves. C: gathered sleeves and sleeve binding. I made view C

Pattern Sizing: B5 , size 8-16. Cut my regular 14

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: Pretty much

Were the instructions easy to follow: I didn't follow the instruction . These are what I did differently, based on Sharon's review
(1) I sewed the back, front and sleeves together and then pull for gathering
(2) I folded the neck facing into 2  sewed it in and serged the seam allowance together...Viola very simple

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:  I raised the neck by 1" by popular review and lengthened by another 1"...

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Nothing to dislike

Conclusion: Easy patten, and a few hour project.. Not sure if I will be making it again but highly recommend.
This will get a lot of wear in the winter because is hot around here now however I wore it on Wednesday when the temperature was a bit low and really loved it.

Have a great weekend!!!!

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  1. Ohhhhh, I like! I love how light and flowy this tunic is! very pretty and it looks great in white!

  2. This is a really cute top! I made the short sleeve version and didn't want to make it again because of tedious work! However, I like your tip and will give it a try again! It's really a very nice top! Love yours!! Thanks again for the tip!

  3. Pretty blouse and it screams soft, comfortable & flowy.

  4. Wow, that is a very pretty blouse.... Nice work!

  5. I love this!!! It is not only very pretty, neat, and sophisticated, but it also looks comfy!

  6. Great looking blouse. I like the style!

  7. Very nice loving it in white! Nice job.

  8. Love it!
    I bought my first pattern last week and I can't wait to try it out. You make it sound really easy and I love how nice the things you make are.
    You should remove the "beginner" in your bio :o)

  9. That is so pretty. I love the big, billowy sleeves.

  10. Such a pretty blouse, love the drape and the sleeves!

  11. Lovely and I have been looking at this pattern for a bit so should get on with it. Thanks for the construction tip too.