Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vogue 8262, Again

I decided to make the burgundy version of V8262 and my third Swap garment right away so the construction details would still be fresh in my mind.So, here it is.



I really like theway this one turned out.I needed a top to wear with this Coldwater Creek skirt I bought last winter when everything on the Outlet site was 70% off the lowest price and I think this shirt is just the thing.




This shirt will go very well with all my Swap bottoms,( black skirt, pants and culottes, and a pair of grey jeans ).It will also fit very well into the rest of my wardrobe.For example here it is with a grey flannel pantsuit I made a few years ago and still wear.



Also, this suit which I made after attending the Sandra Betzina Fitting Workshop,and really love. It has both rust and burgundy shades in the fabric. I can wear this suit with black, brown,cream and now burgundy.



After completing and wearing the blue plaid version of this shirt, I realized that it was short-waisted, so I added an inch to the waistline on both the front and back pattern pieces before cutting my silk version. I find that it now fits much better.

I added a style element to the sleeves. I got this idea when watching a fashion Show on Cityline Fashion Friday, one of my favorite TV shows.In this photo, I have just placed the buttons on the sleeves temporarily to give you the idea. I want to use the smaller version of my button but that will have to wait till I get to the fabric store.



To get this effect, on the wrong side, I sewed a one inch tuck along the midpoint lenghtwise from below the elbow to two inches above the wrist.



I like the result and it worked because I had cut the sleeve about three inches longer than the pattern called for as I didn't really know what I wanted to do with it.I was therefore able to put in a
4" hem before sewing the tuck.

As usual, there are more pics on my flickr site.

19 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana, I loved the plaid version but I love this one too. The color is amazing and the outfit is beautiful. {I must get this pattern.} The length is perfect. You did a wonderful job. All your outfits you posted look really nice too!

Mary said...

Lovely Diana! You will get a lot of wear out of the blouse as it goes so well with your other garments.

Claire S. said...

Absolutely beautiful Diana !

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh you look so lovely in that new top! And it works so wonderfully in your wardrobe!

BeeBee said...

I really like your choices in colors and patterns. It's so unique and refreshing. This last blouse is beautiful! You're really knocking out your swap items!

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Ann,Mary,Carolyn,Claire, andBeeBee For your nice comments. I must say, I'm enjoying this experience. The Swap thing is keeping me very organized not only where sewing is concerned,but in other areas as well. I reward myself for getting household tasks done by more time sewing.

Cindy said...

I love this pattern! I might have to hit the sale at Hancocks...3.99 on Vogue!

Melanie said...

Diana, it's beautiful!!! I love love love the button detail on the arms. What fabric did you use? The color is amazing on you :-)

Mel.

Vicki said...

Another lovely blouse..and it works so well with your other garments. Will this be a dry clean only blouse, or do you wash your silk tops?

Sew Passionista said...

Thank you Cindy, Mel and Vicki. Mel, It's that burgundy silk dupioni we shared when we were getting rid of the end of bolts. So you have some too.Vicki, I prewashed the fabric and it changed it very little so I 'll be washing it but not often as I don't wear my "good" clothes all that much.

Aminat said...

Just came across your blog, wao, I love those shirts you made, they are so beautiful and fit so well. You've got yourself a nice wardrobe with all other garments they go with. Happy sewing

www.sewfit.blogspot.com

Claudine said...

Gorgeous blouse! It looks great on you.

Chris said...

The blouse is beautiful and goes so well with all the other wardrobe pieces. I love the button detailing.

kbenco said...

Your blouse looks gorgeous. I really like the sleeve reverse tuck. Thanks for showing all the co-ordinating pieces, it looks as if this blouse will be a really useful item.

Towanda said...

I love both versions of your blouse. You have great taste.

Tamara said...

Vavavoom Mama! You look great in that outfit! Your daughter is very proud to have such a hot mum!

Tam

paco peralta said...

Diana.- a good collection. I love the shirt along with the gray suit is a good success. you look very elegant with all the clothes. congratulations on the shirt of the previous post, because even the same model, looks very attractive with the "tartan" fabric.

greetings and see you soon, Paco

Linda T said...

Oh! that is so pretty! That patter is great for you!

Alexandra said...

I love your blog, and am amazed at how much sewing you get done. I do have one question though: What do you mean when you say "swap"? I am new at checking out blogs so apologize for not understanding the lingo. Thanks. Alexandra