Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vogue 9227 - Stripe Knit

Vogue 9227 made in a cotton knit stripe and contrasting pique knit neckband and trim


Vogue 9227 has been on my list to make since it first came out.  This shirt came about after two fabrics just fell together when I was planning some knit seperates


Vogue 9227 made in a cotton knit stripe and contrasting pique knit neckband and trim


I had this Mood Fabrics' Knit Pique on my sewing table to make a Blackwood Cardigan and this stripe knit (I think Mood but not sure) waiting for a top.  Well, look what I have - a perfect match!  I knew right then I wanted to make that Vogue pattern.  



Vogue 9227 back

The trickiest part is the neckline and something I discovered after making this one, you don't really need to make the buttonholes except on the neckband.  I just slipped this one right over my head without undoing the buttons.

Neckline of Vogue 9227 made in a cotton knit with pique knit trim



I did have to make my front and back neckband just a bit longer.  The pique does not have much stretch, so a bit of extra length was needed.


After I had this completed, I noticed the quite a bit or room just under the armscye and I didn't like how that looked.  Well, I took it in about 3/4" and that might have been too much.  I have a couple of fold lines above the upper bust.  Also, this stripe knit is a bit stiff and not too much stretch.  The pattern calls for knits with spandex.  I love my shirt and will try it again in more appropriate fabric.


Vogue 9227 made in a cotton knit stripe and contrasting pique knit neckband and trim

I made a size 14 since, this was a close fitting top and my fabric had limited stretch.  

Another view of the neckline, buttons are from stash.  I did cut the front yoke pattern with the stripes running a different direction.  Play on the stripes and a bit less matching!




Neckline of Vogue 9227 made in a cotton knit with pique knit trim


I have the Blackwood finished and will share soon.  I need cardigans in my closet and several pieces of fabric to make some.  This fall/winter, I feel like I just need some basics to add some depth to my wardrobe choices.

This stripe knit and solid pique are going to become three new garments.  I love being able to stretch fabric yardage and make as many garments as possible.




4 comments:

  1. Nice top and love the different direction for the stripes!

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  2. I love this top and how you played with the stripes. I also love the solid strips and the buttons. When I first saw the first photo, I thought the buttons were grommets! Anyway, I love it!

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  3. Isn't this pattern effective in the two fabrics! I love the multi-directional stripes at the shoulders.

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  4. Love, love, love it! I'm eager to finish mine!

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