This is the Vogue 1247 top that accompanies the wonderful skirt that I’ve made several times. I felt anxious about this top – it is what attracted me to the pattern and then I read the endless reviews and just couldn’t bring myself to make it.
I finally bit the bullet and decided to make the size 6. I chose a wonderful drapey silk and cotton fabric from Tessuti, which is lightly shirred and bubbly.
This wasn’t the best choice in retrospect because the fabric cannot be pressed (ask me how I know!) and this pattern requires continuous and determined application of the iron, what with all the seams, darts and fancy bits. Anyway, I pushed on and here it is in all its unpressed glory – not too bad really.
I’m hoping that once it is laundered some of those wonky elements might sort themselves out. Interestingly, I did the darts about fifty times to eliminate the pointy bits, finally giving up, and when I wore it, they just smoothed out.
And finally one of me trying to show the top in action – er, this isn’t a common occurrence!
I’ll just mention that going on slides in heels is not the best of ideas – they came to a
sticky sandy end at the bottom.
Pattern is Vogue 1247
Fabric is a silk/cotton blend from Tessuti
Pants are Vogue 8859 in pink cotton/elastine fabric