Friday, July 20, 2012

Don't Judge a Pattern by its Cover!



I'm in LOVE and who knew where it would be hiding?

V1141 is out of print, BUT still on Vogue's website AND a PR friend told me that occasionally their OOP's go on sale for $1.99!! I was able to snag this from a friend but you may want to watch for it for a buck 99!

Part of the stuffy ensemble below is this adorable knit top that will absolutely become my new T-N-TEE. I want to make one out of every color in my palette! I love it and everything about it. Little cap sleeve, forward shoulder with pleats, a little gathering at bust level both front and back, beautiful neckline...I simply love every aspect of the LOOK and the FIT is even better!

Seriously...who could look past all this wool to even notice this darling top?? Thankfully, I was able to stop dressing like this back in the 80's:



I have paired it with a sarong skirt from Butterick 4526 which is actually a bathing suit cover up that I stitched up the side to secure the wrap and was made from a 1 yard remnant of ITY knit. This is your basic 2 hour wonder...30 minutes for the skirt and an hour and a half for the top! Rotary cutter and serger...boom!




Okay...be brutally honest. Does this outfit look like it cost.....eh...I would guess $5.00...$7 on the high side?



My next order of business, after laminating with fusible interfacing to preserve it forever, is to draft a sleeve for my new T-N-TEE so it will be ready for fall.  Already bought the fabric for it!

9 comments:

  1. It would be easy to overlook this little gem in that pattern - good for you - perfect fit T.

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    1. Thanks, Ruth...maybe I would have seen it if I lived in Alaska but Texas? I'd already be dead from heat stroke!

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  2. Love- I have a Vogue knit top I'm crazy about as a uniform shirt that was hiding behind several much cuter pieces- it pays to look twice, doesn't it? Love your color palette by the by.....

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  3. Aren't you lucky to find a great t-top pattern! It's a perfect fit on you! ..and perfect color :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah...I think my aura needed more rust!

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  4. lovely little tee~I left a comment on PR also. I like it with the sarong skirt.

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    1. Thanks, Mary, I saw the...that McCall's pattern looks like another must have. Thanks for that tip!

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  5. Yes, this is a great pattern. I'm next one I'm making will be a maxi dress!

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  6. this looks great, and yes easy to overlook in the middle of the pattern - will check out PR too.

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