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Vogue 8815 view C

All of a sudden it felt like winter in Melbourne.  After weeks of baking, the pendulum swung completely the other way!  So I made a long sleeved top.

Vogue 8815 view C

This is Vogue 8815 again, in view C. Long sleeves, high-low (or “mullet” hemline), shaped raised front seam, and peplum. Completely different to what I usually wear.

Vogue 8815 view C

This time I sewed size 12 through the body, but size 10 through the shoulders and upper chest. I also shortened the bodice and back pieces around 3/4 of an inch at the marked “shorten/lengthen” lines. I think it’s a much better fit than my previous make of 8815 – it’s essentially a size smaller. I also shaved about a quarter of an inch from the sleeve cap. This pattern is designed for wovens, and since I was using a stretch it really didn’t need as much ease.

Vogue 8815 view C

The fabric is a light weight ponte from Darn Cheap Fabrics (and I must have liked it a lot because it wasn’t on the $2 per metre table and I paid full price). It was incredibly easy to sew with. I eliminated the centre back neck opening, deepened the neckline about an inch at the centre front, and bound the neck with self-fabric. All the hems are top stitched with the twin needle.

Vogue 8815 view C

So there you go – a warm winter top that is rather fun and currently quite fashionable. Maybe not my best ever look, but one that I am going to wear. I paired it with StyleARC Elle pants, but think that it would also work well with some StyleARC Linda pants that I haven’t made yet. And as it so happens, I’ve already cut out one more winter 8815. Maybe that will get made tomorrow!  And yes, I got a haircut and colour.  Shorter than I’d anticipated!

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