Monday, 2 September 2019

Pullover Top: Vogue 1642

To be completely honest, I would have never in a million years consider sewing this pullover top in a floral print until Carlos posted a picture of one on Instagram last week. I was all smitten over the thought of choosing a print that wasn't even on my radar for Vogue 1642.  

Now if you're thinking that I might look like Mort from Bazooka Joe comics, you might be right.

The neckline is huge on my petite frame. Or perhaps it's my short neck? I could have easily have shortened the height of the collar. If you're considering this pattern and you have a petite frame maybe construct the collar and give it a test ride before you commit.

I will be wearing it with a turtleneck sweater or a tank top underneath for sure.  This is quite roomy and if I weren't wearing anything underneath, well I could be exposing more than I intended. Because of the loose-fit, I would consider this as outerwear rather than a top. This would be perfect as an outwear piece for skiing, or other winter activities where layering is key. The sleeves are quite generous as well making it perfect for layering.

I adore the pleated pockets and will for sure be borrowing the pattern for other projects. But I'm not sure that I will be revisiting this pattern. One is enough, I'll be packing this away until spring.

The fabric has been in the stash for a few years. It's a medium weight 100% cotton that I found in the home décor department. It was pre-treated with a tumble in the washing machine, dryer and steam pressed. I couldn't find a 12" (30 cm) zipper in the stores if my life depended on it so I just went with a 14" zipper found in my stash and just cut it to the required length.

The Stats

Fabric:  2.3 metres

Interfacing:  0.7 metres of fusible interfacing

Lining:  0.5 metres

Basting Tape:   24" two-sided tape

D-Ring:  1 

Grosgrain Ribbon:  0.10 metre

Zipper:  14" regular 

PatternVogue 1642, Fall 2019 collection

Additional Tools & Supplies:  Cutting table, measuring tape, pins, pin cushions, scissors, tailor's chalk, ruler, iron, ironing board, sewing machine, walking foot, zipper foot, screwdriver, thread clippers, serger, threads, clapper, and tea.

Happy Sewing!  


  1. Looks lovely and perfect for layering.

    God bless.

    1. Thanks Jackie, it really is a great option for layering. God Bless.

  2. I love it!! I can't wait to get this one sewn!!

    1. It was a fun make, I'm making one more pair of pants out of this pattern. This pair will go with the top.

  3. Ican't wait to make mine. It's second in the queue and coming! It will be in a wool boucle and a definite piece of outer wear. Is this the shorter or longer version? Like you I am petite but have a long skinny neck so will stick with it. I appreciate your review here.

    1. I made the shorter version. When I was looking at the pattern pieces, I thought it would be too short so I added some length. I ended up cut it off in the end and went with the suggested length.

      The top in wool boucle sounds divine! I can't wait to see it.


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