Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vogue 8817 and Another Classic Piece

I know I said I wanted to stick to classic pieces for a while and I do have another one to show you. First though, I couldn't resist making my own version of V 8817 View C. It was just plain fun and I don't think it's too strange or anything.

                                                 

I bought three pieces of a rather pricey ottoman knit at Fabricville.  The red and black used here with the plain black as an accent as well as a royal blue and black version which might become a dress version of this pattern but not sure yet.

I love this top and the fit is pretty good too. BUT!  NOTE TO SELF!  FIX THE TOO WIDE UPPER BACK PROBLEM !
                                                     
                                                                     
I made this one pretty much like the pattern cover except for a couple of things . Before I started , I printed the line drawing and coloured in my plan of how I wanted to place the stripes. I find this really helps to make the construction of a garment go smoothly.In this case, I could see I needed something to separate the various parts of the bodice front and back.
                                   
                                                                                   
I decided to cut strips of the black ottoman , fold them and use them as piping. That worked beautifully.

                                                                                 
The only thing I changed was the sleeves. I made them full length and added a narrow black band at the sleeve hem because they weren't quite long enough. Oh, and I raised the front neckline one inch.

    And here is the back.

                                                                                                                                                                 





Now for the classic piece I managed to make last week as well. For this cream cable stitch cardigan , I used M6208 except I didn't use the collar and facings. Instead I used the band from Nina's Top from Silhouette Patterns. It is plain, simple and comfortable. I see having this in my wardrobe for years to come.


Seen here with cowl ,sleevelees pullover blogged here.
The back curves to a longer length.

                                                                                   

And that's all I have to say about that.  I have lots to show you next week so please come back to see me.

Happy Sewing from


16 comments:

RebeccaHoward said...

I love that top Diana. You have really thought through the process and come up with a winner. Love the idea of printing out the line drawing and doing some colouring in. The back looks fantastic and the whole thing looks classy and expensive. Straight off the runway.

Vicki said...

How clever to use the black for piping. It really makes the top. Love it. The cable cardigan will be very usefull too.

Dilliander said...

Two lovely tops!

Rachel said...

I love that top. I would have just passed right over that pattern but now I want to go buy it.

pdiddly said...

love both the tops - how funny I too made up some cable knit that I had in my stash.

Evelyne said...

This is a great top, very flattering - I have this pattern and haven't got around to making it yet, thanks for your tip on colouring the outline of the pattern - very clever.

velosewer said...

The stripes and piping shows off the great styling of the first top. You look great in red and black. Stunning.

gwensews said...

What a fabulous top! And cardi. They are both terrific pieces. Oh, and those red/black/white shoes are just too cute!

Sharon said...

Love the red top and the black piping is perfect. Oh a cable cardigan now that is heaven.

Summer Flies said...

Fun new look for your blog. I love that top and the changes you have made. It gives me an idea for some wool mix knit that is from my Mum's stash from years ago and I have 4 metres I think. I wasn't sure what to do with it.

Bunny said...

Two great pieces. The piping really jumps up the red stripe top. It all looks great on you too.

Andrea said...

Diana, beautiful pieces! Your red and black top is better than the pattern photo at showing off the lines of the top. Both garments are lovely on you.

Jean said...

Wow, the red top is especially stunning. I love how you used the black piping and the sleeve treatment is so cool!

Margy said...

That is the best iteration of Vogue 8817 I have seen! Very classy looking. I was about ready to give the pattern away, but now I think I'll give it a try.
Beautiful!

Gail said...

I wasn't into Marcy Tilton until I bought that pattern. Love your version.

Vernelle Nelson said...

This is one of the most attractive tops I've seen in a very long time. The way you created the contrast is superb. You've done a wonderful job with this one.