Happy Top – Take 2Posted: October 16, 2011 Filed under: Dressmaking | Tags: Tops, Vogue 4 Comments
I had a little time this week (which was all it took to remake Vogue 1261 in the smaller size). I used some jersey from my stash to recut this. The piece has been ‘maturing’ for some time whilst waiting for the right project. As you can see it is another of my ‘shy, retiring’ choices.
For this incarnation I decided that the fabric was not suitable for the exposed seams (the sample didn’t look good with the back showing), and I didn’t cut a seam in the back piece at all.(I forgot to say in my last post that I had narrowed the sleeves toward the cuff on the red top and I did the same with this one). This made the whole thing a very quick project.
As you can see from the pictures, the red top is wearable but feels ‘soggy’ so I will probably pass this on. However, the black and white version feels good -I think I look smaller in the tighter top despite the mad print. I will wear this lots! I will probably try one of the other versions of this pattern now that I have the size sorted.
Shy, retiring and very flattering!
Thank you! You have no idea just how much ‘mad’ fabric I have in the stash – I just can’t resist it. I may remake the top in the red fabric as I do love it. Have a good sunday Kim
What a difference between both tops!! The black one is clearly a winner!
[…] sorry. I have been seduced by the alice+olivia Vogue 1261 again. I am sad to say that my ‘happy top’ has been worn almost to extinction and really needed a replacement. This time I decided to make […]