Mesh top


This is a version of Vogue 8854 previously posted here and here, and somewhere else but I couldn’t find it.

Since seeing this photo of this pattern, I always wanted to make a light meshy version:

v 8854

This is clearly a bit small to see, but you get the idea. I think I was more seduced by the glamour of the model than the top, but there you go!

I’m back in the garden in the early morning as I am about to leave for New Zealand (and am typing this post up at the airport!). So, no time to go back and get more photos to correct the flaws (like I look incredibly stout!)


Also, what’s with the hanging on to the end of the sleeves like I’m a little kid? They might be too long.

This is a really good layering piece. It’s supposed to be cold and wet in Auckland and I thought I would be able to throw this over the top of the one jumper that I haven’t packed away for summer, and assorted long sleeved


I thought that this fabric would be really difficult to sew, given all the holes, but it came together pretty well. I did overlock the edges as the fabric is a bit prone to fraying. The front placket looks a bit thick. I tried in vain to match all the holes up so that it wouldn’t look so thick, but there are four layers of fabric and it proved impossible. You can’t see in the photo, but I used a toggle out of my stash instead of a button.

This is another item for the March theme of Stashbusting Sewalong (seasonal change) and I note that my London Plane tree is beginning to shed its leaves on to the grass.

The details:

Pattern is Vogue 8854 view C with modified back length

Fabric is cotton mesh from Astratex in Richmond

Pants are StyleArc Barb pants


10 thoughts on “Mesh top

  1. I love Vogue patterns, always experienced good fit with them, as i think you have here. Would the opening of the neckline be big enough to pull on, without the placket?

    1. I’m not sure – I think it would look much better without the placket, so I’ll give it a try. Too late for this one, but maybe the next…

  2. There is something about that over-sized hood that makes me happy. I really like the relaxed look of this top. Perfect for spring/summer layering.

  3. I love this pattern too, and how you’ve interpreted it in themes, it looks very lovely on you. I love your photo in the garden too, you have such a pretty yard 🙂

  4. Hi Sue don’t worry about the length of sleeves that’s how they’re worn on this type of garment.

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