Today I finished up Vogue 7883, a pattern for a loose fitting top with an asymmetrical hemline and wide-legged capri length pants. The top was made with a textured, white cotton knit and handkerchief linen and the pants are made out of a pool blue, mid-weight tencel. I am so pleased with the results.
Here is a run down on the top:
Right away I was concerned that the size 8 would be much too wide for my comfort, so I changed the pattern by not cutting the front and back piece on the fold. Instead, I cut the pattern out on the fold line and took up a 5/8" seam down the front and back piece. In total this brought the wideness of the top and neckline in by 2 1/2 inches. Also, I thought it would be fun to make the two bottom front pieces out of a contrasting texture so this is where I used a white handkerchief linen. This top can be entirely made out of a woven, but I made most of it out of a stable, mid-weight knit. The other thing I changed was that I did not use facings to finish the neckline. I used self-made linen bias tape. Then I top-stitched with a wide, double needle. I love how the handkerchief linen has a subtle see-throughness to it on the sides, but it is opaque in the front where the double layer is. This top is so comfortable for warm weather!
|Oops, missed a thread scrap on the sleeve. I made a narrow 3/8" hem.|
Kathy, the Japanese fabric is a woven :-)