A couple of weeks ago the Fashion Challenge group on Facebook had “make an outfit for a WAHM who has skype calls with clients”. I had already begun making Vogue 8817 from some leftover stash fabric, and the challenge was the perfect impetus to finish it.
This has been quite a popular pattern (nineteen reviews on Pattern Review at the moment) and I thought that it would be a perfect way to use up large fabric scraps. The printed viscose knit was leftover from my second Tiramisu dress, and I’m so pleased that I found such a good pattern to use the scraps. There was barely anything left after cutting out this top! The grey viscose is from a large piece in stash, and the pink stripe knit has also been used before.
I made view D in size 12, but shortened the top at the shorten/lengthen lines by taking a fold of about 5/8″ (so effectively shortening 1 1/4″ in total). I used the print fabric for the neckband. The neckband was sewn to the right side of the fabric, then folded to the inside enclosing the seam allowances and stitched in the ditch from the right side. It sits very nicely in this fabric. Other seams were pressed towards the grey fabric and topstitched on the grey side. On the pattern envelope model the sleeves are 3/4 length. On me they are 7/8 length – almost long sleeves! Hems were stitched with a twin needle after securing with vliesofix.
I also made the black ponte Elle pants you saw in a previous post to coordinate with the top (and many other items in my wardrobe). And I won the challenge for that week!