Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Christmas Outfit (V1275)

I was very organized this year and had all the usual tasks finished ahead of schedule so I actually had time to make a special top for Christmas.I used Vogue 1275, Sandra Betzina's newest pattern with a little help from Peggy Saeger's webcasts..


Here is my top

The fabric is a beautiful glitzy slinky type polyester in shades of burgundy, and cream.

I mentioned Peggy Saeger's Webcasts,. I've been watching and learning quite a lot about draping . I think it's incredibly generous of Peggy to make these little gems free of charge.

What I did was to baste all seams except the sleeves. I tried it on and fitted the top to my body at both the side seams and the seams joining the shirred center front to the side front pieces. I also redistributed the shirring and ended about three inches above the hemline.because I felt there was too much at the bust and that wasn't flattering at all.

I must say that this garment   fits me very well. By fitting it on me, I got the waistline just right as well as the hips.

AS i was fitting, I felt as though the neckline would slide right off my shoulders so I stabilized it with clear elastic before sewing on the facing. The end result was a very flattering neckline which I finished off with the selvage of my fabric which I  first applied with Steam-a-Seam followed by top stitching.
I love every thing about this new top...the fit, the neckline, the shirring at the bottom of the sleeves which is very cute

I wore it Christmas Day with a black velour skirt which has probably seen its last days.

Did you get the chance to sew something special for Christmas?
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Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That's a very cute top and I love the neckline embellishment!

Linda T said...

Oh, what a pretty top! I, too, love Peggy's webcasts and appreciate that she shares so much for free!

Jenny said...

Such a pretty new top for Christmas, and I love your swishy skirt! Lovely.

velosewer said...

Diana, you look lovely.

Vicki said...

Very nice Christmas top. Peggie's videos are great. I have watched quite a few.

Irene said...

Lovely top! Ingenious to use the selvage for trim.

pdiddly said...

Very nice top Diana - I haven't heard of/seen the Peggy Saeger webcasts where can I see them?

Sharon said...

Lovely top and thank you for the tips re the neckline.

Claire S. said...

Pretty outfit Diana. Cute top !

pdiddly said...


thanks for the info - am watching one now.