Harley helps.

Harley helps.
Harley, my hard-working sewing assistant.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

completed: Vogue 8877 top

Vogue 8877 is a UFO from last year. I wasn't thrilled with it, but decided to finish it up and wear it around the house.



Here's the line drawing. I made view A in size medium using Alabama Chanin scrap fabric. It calls for purchased bias tape to finish the neckline, but I just turned it under and stitched. I also left the bottom hem raw.


As you can see, it's ... huge. Especially in the shoulders. Comfortable, though.

And of course the neckline's not laying flat in this picture. I swear it does when it's on.

Pros:

  • Stash buster!
  • Possibly the easiest t-shirt pattern ever. It's only 3 pieces: upper front, upper back, and front and back, and you can probably guess how it goes together. 
  • Loose and comfortable.
Cons:
  • Huge. Like, really huge. I originally got this because I was interested in making the woven version with lace shown in the photo, but now I'm not sure.
I might try another in size small, and I think stenciling or embellishing the upper front and back (and keeping the bottom plain) might be cute. It's hard to resist such an easy pattern.

In other news, Harley the cat is in surgery today. I can't wait for him to get home. Obligatory cat picture:


That's all for now!

4 comments:

  1. NOT just for around the house...
    I think it looks great on you and inspires me to try it, too.

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  2. What a cute cat! He(she?) is so lovely:) I love the word "Stash buster!" Thanks for nice idea.

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