Friday, August 10, 2012

Vogue 1247

Pattern Description: Vogue designer series, described as very loose-fitting top and a-line skirt.
Pattern Sizing: sizes 6-18, I made a size 10.
Instructions:  They were easy to follow.  The blouse calls for french seams, and Vogue’s instructions for these were very good.  I liked how they were included with the construction steps and not put in the general sewing information.  I really liked how the top when together, the front darts add great shaping. 
Likes/Dislikes:  It was one I have seen on Pattern Review for a few months and it grew on me.  The pattern was purchased with the skirt in mind but after seeing Sunny Sewer's review, I was sold on the top.  I usually don’t wear this style of top but thought I would give it a try. 
On the end of my sleeves, I have this bit of a up-curl, think it is the bias and stretch of the linen.  I did was my top after construction and that did help it a bit.
Fabric:  A linen from a free bundle with a $75 purchase at Fabric Mart.  I had forgotten how wonderful linen is to work with.  It presses so nicely while sewing, just have to put up with the wrinkles while wearing.
Conclusion:  I am happy I made this top, our temps have been so high and this will be a nice top for hot weather.  I don’t think I will make it again but happy I did try it once.
Here is a picture on me,, just slipped it on with my shorts.  You can already see the wrinkles just from putting it on.
vogue 1247
On the sewing list (which is pretty long) is the skirt and I will take Sunny Sewer's advice to add 6” to the hem of the skirt.


  1. What a great color, and I love linen. It definitely looks like a perfect summer top with a relaxed vibe.

  2. Anonymous12:37 PM

    I think it's such a cute top - and cute color - despite the sleeves. I'm glad you went outside of your box a bit and tried a new silhouette!

  3. It's cute! And I love it in linen instead of all the printed cotton I've seen others use. This top can easily look like scrubs to me but yours is one of the first that actually looks stylish.

  4. I've always liked this top. It's stylish without being form fitting. Yours is great! I'd like to make it out of a printed rayon challis.

  5. Gosh Lori..I just LOVE this on you. I have the pattern and your lovely version has convinced me to try it!

  6. Perfect in linen! This pattern is on my long list also.

  7. I've seen projects made from this pattern several times, and I have never noticed the seaming detail before! Yours looks perfect, and has made me look again at this pattern.

  8. Well I just made this top in linen too. I think I should have made a smaller size, I'm not thrilled with my look. I do like how yours fits so much better!

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