adult's clothing · sewing

Vogue 9057 view D

2016-04-12 18.25.33

Vogue 9057 is the pattern that comes with the Tilton sisters’ Craftsy class, the Artful T-Shirt.  I really enjoyed the class, and although I’ve been sewing with knits for a long time I still learned a number of useful things that can be applied to sewing any tee.  Since the pattern came with the class, I thought that I’d better try it out!

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Vogue 9057 view D in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I sewed view D in an almost jumper weight knit from the Darn Cheap Fabrics $2 table. This knit doesn’t have a great deal of stretch and doesn’t appear to contain any spandex. It’s pretty much two-way stretch. I decided to sew size Medium (12-14) after checking the measurements of the pattern pieces. The envelope says that the 12-14 is for a 34-36 inch bust – well, mine is definitely more than that, but I knew from experience that there was likely to be adequate ease. I was right.

Vogue 9057 view D in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I did take a decent fold out of both the front and back pattern pieces at waist level to shorten them to account for my height. I knew that these were likely to be quite long otherwise – once again, the tape measure helped to figure that out! I also didn’t pay much attention to the neckband pattern piece, but cut a long strip to the width I wanted and determined the length in the same manner as Gillian’s tutorial.

Vogue 9057 view D in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

Construction was shared between the sewing machine and the overlocker, with a zig-zag stitch used for finishing. I rather like the wide sleeve hem allowance included for the 3/4 view D sleeve – it would be very easy to apply the Craftsy class techniques to this pattern. Since making this top I have sewed view D a second time, and have sewn views B and C. I think eventually I will sew up every view. I like the fitted shoulder and upper chest to bust, with the gently flared body. Apparently the pattern is designed so that sleeves are interchangeable and necklines will nestle together – it’s a real mix and match pattern. I look forward to sewing more!

Vogue 9057 view D in knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics

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5 thoughts on “Vogue 9057 view D

  1. Another seriously nice top.
    I am making notes of these patterns as tees and jeans (or G’s &T’s) as one wit noted on my instagram, are what I wear.
    Groovy and swish, well done.

  2. Nice one- I’ve got this class too, but have still only got partway through, a standard crime with most of my Craftsy classes I’m afraid. I moved house just after buying it, and lost the pattern completely for about a year. I think it eventually turned up stuffed into a carrier bag with many other oddments that had been on my desk when we packed. I then made up one version, from my treasured digital zebra print remnants, with mesh sleeves, and a double layered black/white cuff and neckband. Unfortunately, the neckband made me look like apunk vicar, so it got itself removed, sharpish! Great style though, I agree about the excellent upper body fit making it seem snug when it’s nice and loose. Excellent!

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