Now, Vogue 8552 is one of those that I saw on other bloggers and simply HAD to make.
Check out those cute details! Neckline tucks!
Cap sleeves! Incredible huge drapey pockets!
Topstitched back waist tucks! And not fitted around the mid-section!
Oh, how I love this pattern. This is my first version, a wearable muslin really. The fabric is from June’s stash, and says Cranston Print Works along the selvedge. It’s tightly woven, almost a taffeta, and when I make it next I will be using linen (probably the linen originally destined to become a pair of pants). It will be better with the ease of linen. But in the meantime, I’m pretty happy with the muslin! I cut this out at size 14, and took small seam allowances. I completely eliminated the back zipper, and took a wedge out of the neck edge of the centre back seam to eliminate gaping. I also made petite adjustments in two places to shorten the torso. So, from the back:
And the front!
Many thanks to the inspiration that came from Katherine here and here and here, Bernice here and here, Leith here, and Christy here. All fellow Australians – maybe this is a perfect pattern for our climate! I notice that it’s now out of print, but I think that it’s still easily locatable online.