Category: Tops

Vogue 1247

vogue 1247

I don’t make too many loose fitting clothes, lest I look muumuu-clad.  But in the dog days of summer, when you lie melting into the couch, a little relaxed top is heavenly.  This is the new Rachel Comey pattern for Vogue.

It has a wide, v neck and  cuffed, elbow length, dolman style sleeves.

There are shoulder pleats

and the front is cut in sections, with the bottom torso being made up of four different pieces.

My fabric was a squirrely rayon crepe from Sawyer Brook.  It fought hard and I had to re-do the cuffs and re-sew the back seam, but I think I won the war.  The top looks very much like the original, although my back hem doesn’t gracefully flow down, like the model’s.  My hem resides contentedly on my derriere.  Maybe the fabric won a battle or two, but I’m guessing it needed more than 2-3″ ease at the hip.  It doesn’t create an eye sore, so I’m ok with it.

This top doesn’t have much hanger appeal, but it’s lovely to wear with fitted pants or a skirt.

Serious pose!

Vogue 8249 – Top

Holding that dang grin until the self-timer goes off is not part of my skill set.

This is version A of Vogue 8249.

Fabric: green burnout cotton from my local independent fabric store.
Size: 14 with an FBA

  1. I added length and width in the front at the bust point, feeding the excess into the gathers at the yoke.
  2. Collar opening: to put in the yoke section, I sewed the right side yoke (interfaced with organza) to the front bodice, turned, trimmed and pressed. Then I basted the yoke facing to the yoke along the marked lines, sewed part way down the center front, stopping about 3″ from the point of the V. I cut down between the machined lines only and tried on the top to see where the point of the V would be most flattering on me. (I wiggled a pin into the collar to make sure the center of my bra would be covered.) My low point is actually 1″ higher than the design.
  3. I lengthened the top by 2″.
  4. I hand finished the yoke facing, hems and armhole binding. The very fine fabric is worth the effort.

Full bust adjustment:

Raised point of V in the yoke: