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Vogue 8771

This top was completed around a week ago.  When I first finished it off, I wasn’t happy with the neckline or hem.  I was almost ready to give it away.  But the next morning I gave it another press, and hey bingo, it’s a keeper!

Vogue 8771

The pattern is Vogue 8771, and I think that I bought the double sided with different widths stripe fabric from Darn Cheap Fabrics (not on sale – yes, I do also buy their fabric at their full price, not always from the $2 per metre table…).

Vogue 8771

The good points about this pattern:

  • great for stripe play
  • dolman/batwing sleeves that incorporate princess seaming for the bodice
  • fashionable high-low hemline (also known as a “mullet” hemline)
  • perfect with skinny jeans or pants
  • only four pattern pieces!

Vogue 8771

My alterations: shortened through the body at the alteration points about an inch. I made the “Medium” size.  I used Vliesofix Tape to secure the hems (neck, sleeves and body) before stitching them with a zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine.  Other seams were overlocked.

Vogue 8771

What I’d do differently next time:

  • do a google search before cutting out and sewing together, not after
  • cut the cuffs double with the hem on the fold
  • add a band around the neckline – it’s a very wide and open neckline, and would look better brought in a bit. Far too open for a winter top – very chilly!

unofficial me-made-May - 05/05/2013

So, will I make it again? Absolutely!


8 thoughts on “Vogue 8771

  1. Hey, that’s a pattern that’s been lying in my stash for several years now! Why haven’t I made it yet? It looks great on you, love what you did with the stripes and the color is so beautiful. I should really pull it out sometime (maybe next autumn). Thanks for the review!

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