Sunday, 2 February 2014

Waiting for Spring to Finally Get Here...

Stash busting 2014:  Vogue 1306

Fabric:     1.8 metre cotton knit

Thread:    I stash busted some yellow thread for both the overlock and sewing machine.


Well, it is Groundhog Day and everyone is wondering when the little critter will announce spring's arrival. It would be nice if it were just around the corner because I can't wait to wear this top.

Vogue 1306 will go down as one of my favourite patterns. I can't believe that it has been in my stash for so long without being made.

Actually, I can't believe how long I had this fabric cut out and this project has been sitting in the drawer waiting to be sewn. I managed to have enough left over fabric to make a baby onsie out of this which has been gifted months ago. What can I say, I'm quite talented when it comes to procraftination.

I actually delayed sewing this top because I feared that it might not turn out. The gathering detail on the side front and the placket were the steps that had me doubting my sewing skills. I had nothing to fear, this is a well-drafted pattern with great instructions.

My best tools for sewing this garment were the knit stitch on my sewing machine and a walking foot. I found that the walking foot provided the confidence as I stitched the gathering to the bodice. I love how this detail turned out.

The hemline on the shirt is lower in the back. This is where I shortened it about an inch after I tried it on. If I make another top with this pattern I think I might change the hemline to be straight across.

The only dislike that I have is the dropped armhole. It is a minor issue. It doesn't look horrible but I think I would adjust the shoulder seam so that it doesn't drop as much. It is just a personal preference.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Dang it! I just thinned this pattern from the herd and you've made me want it again!!

    1. Oh no! And Vogue is having a sale too.

  2. I need to go see if I have this one! It is gorgeous.

    I have a couple of projects that have been cut and sitting. I'm not even sure if I'm going to attempt them. I might just let them go. I'm impressed that you went back and finished.

    1. Thanks. I even surprised myself last month with visiting UFOs and mending.

  3. It turned out beautifully! LOVE the polka dots :) well done on making such a fabulous top!


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