Monday, November 04, 2013

Vogue 8925



I purchased from Mood Fabrics' this Thakoon Coral Cotton Sweatshirt fabric

but then was on hold looking for a pattern.  I had some thoughts on the pattern, comfy was first but yet stylish.  With the holidays coming up, I wanted a top that I could wear around the house on the weekends but when I needed a quick run to town, it looked good.   I always need something  - tape, lights, more ribbon, something to make cookies.  This Thakoon fabric is so nice and I knew it would be a vast improvement over all my paint-smeared sweatshirts.



I went with Vogue 8925


After putting together to the top, it was very big and the armsyce were so low.  I did so much unsewing and totally reworked the garment.

It is better but the armsyce are still a bit low and hanging a bit odd but I am good with that, hoping a trip through the laundry will help that.

You will notice on my right side, the princess seam is a bit puckered, I hit the differential on my serger and it sewed more gathered, oops didn't notice until I was done

It is my jeans' waistband and button sticking out - I swear!!!

I really don't think I will sew this pattern again, I had to recut the neckline to get it to match the top and I am not thrilled with the fit and look of the top.  


But I do love the fabric and the color and it will serve the purpose of a comfy weekend top that will work for a trip to town if needed.

Here is the neckline


One more picture with my trusty side-kick looking on.



22 comments:

  1. The fabric is a gorgeous color - sorry about the fit of the pattern. I've had my eye on this and a cream sweatshirt fabric at Mood, and definitely think I'll take the plunge on the coral now that I've seen yours.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, it is great fabric, beautiful color.

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  2. Beautiful fabric, Lori! Your sweatshirt is a step up from many on the market and I hope you enjoy it this season.

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    1. Thank you, it will be nice to have this when the days get cold and dreary.

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  3. Love the color!

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  4. This is a really pretty color on you. I like your 'friend'!
    P.S. Love your shoes!!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I do like that color on me. The shoes are Sperry's and I love them!

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  5. We always pick the same fabrics!!!! Hahahaha! Great minds think alike?! :) I haven't sewn mine up yet though, but I love the way your final version turned out, even if it does sound like a long road to get there.

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    1. That is so funny, Amy, we have such good taste. Lauren has some, too.

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  6. Cute top and cute dog! Great combo 😃

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    1. Thanks, he is a great companion.

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  7. Gorgeous color. Too bad you didn't care for the pattern, but thanks for telling its short commings.

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    1. I do like the color and it looked so good on the Vogue website, it just drew me in!

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  8. I do like it Lori.

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  9. Cute to, even tho it didn't meet expectations :-(. You made it work, tho, and I'm sure you'll end up wearing it more than you expect.

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    1. Thanks, Patty, I think you are right I will wear it quite a bit.

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  10. Lori, the top looks quite nice on you. I love the color - I've been eyeing that fabric myself! It looks lighter in your pictures than the mood website pics, I think.

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    1. Thanks, Andrea, it is a gorgeous color and the color is closest to my last picture.

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  11. Lori - this made up into a great top! But what is it with The Big 4 and low armscycs and skinny sleeves. Will you make it again?

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    1. Carolyn, I don't what it is about the design of the Big 4. I did narrow these sleeves and probably did a bit too much. I might make it again in a fabric with a bit more stretch.

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