I bought this Vogue 8856 during the last pattern sale
Description: Misses' pullover top with seam detail for this view.
Sizing: 6 to 22
Instructions: They were good, this is a a basic tshirt with some piecing (color-blocking). The back has the inset at the bottom.
Fabric: The leftover stripe knit from my Stripe blazer and a lighter navy ponte from Mood Fabrics, it is a shade or two lighter than my peplum top
Changes: The pattern calls for the back inset to be the same fabric as the back, I used a stripe for this piece, the same as the front pieces,
I made the pattern a size bigger, the pattern envelope states close fitting and use moderate stretch knits. I was using ponte without much stretch and thought I would need a bit more room.
This was not a good decision, I had to take in the top quite a bit. Both on the front piecing, side seams and center back above the inset.
Here is my Instagram picture from Saturday night after I finished my top.
Conclusion: After I finished the top and put it on my dressform, I was very indifferent to the top. Just couldn't decide if I like it or not.
I put on my top today, wore it for errands around town and asked Meredith to take some pictures of me. Well, upon looking at the first pictures, I asked Meredith to take some more because it looked terrible in the pictures. Meredith agreed, so we took 6 more pictures again they looked terrible. Then 6 more (I don't know why 6 she just took that many each time) and the same results - UGHHHH, do I really look like that? Meredith told me it did not look that way in person, Erin was here for lunch and agreed it looked good on. I appreciated their kind comments but I cannot get the photograph out of my head. I changed tops before Erin and I went to Columbia to get a baby bed for my house.
Here is a side-by-side of my two outfits, what are your thoughts?
My thoughts? Still UGHHHH!! I cannot believe I even posted a picture of this top on the blog. Anyone want a new top? I don't think I even look like the same person. What the heck is it about the navy ponte top that is so dang unflattering?
So in this instance a picture is worth one word - yes, UGHHH!