Monday, February 7, 2011

Vogue 1197 and 8711

I made this last week. I was looking for something quick. I've had all this Vera Wang poly for awhile and I need to dwindle down some of my stash of it. It slips and slides all over the place in my cupboard.

I've been wanting to make this shirt for awhile and knew I wanted to use this fabric. Unfortunately (or now fortunately) I was so determined to use it that I didn't even lay it all out before I started cutting...doh! When I went to cut out the last piece, I though I only needed one piece for the cowl, but nope, I needed two! I didn't have enough so that's why part of the cowl is in black. Well, turns out, I really like it like this. Sometimes mistakes turn out to be the best.

I made View B with the length of View A.








I finished this skirt last night and will photograph and review it shortly. I actually wore it today but was running late.

10 comments:

Karin said...

I really like the contrasting fabric in the cowl too. I haven't seen this idea before...necessity is the mother of invention! It looks great.

Rachel said...

I love the way you used contrasting fabric on the cowl. I also love your jeans!!!

Rose said...

I love the contrasting cowl! if you have the chance, I would love to see how you did that!

Rose in SV

Kim said...

Rose...there wasn't much to it actually. I just cut out the two cowl pieces in the two colors then followed the instructions. The contrasting color is on the inside so when I sewed the color on, the colors matched on the right sides.

Kim said...

it's supposed to say "when I sewed the collar on"....

Eugenia said...

Isn't it great how sometimes a mistake can turn out not to be mistake but a great design decision! The two colour cowl looks lovely - it's a really nice looking top.

Kathi G said...

HI there.
I just found your blog. I love your top. I have this pattern and will give it a go now that I've seen it made up. I love the 2 tone neck.
I noticed back in Dec you had 2
10/2008 Burdas for sale. You wouldn't happen to still have an issue available would you?

Kim said...

No sorry Kathi...I just had someone buy it yesterday. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Rainbows in Wool said...

I am anxiously awaiting your pics of vogue 8711, I've got it laid out, but not sure if I want to cut yet.

West Coast Boomer said...

Like every one else-- dig the two color cowl. I think I'll try it just the opposite for fun. I think that would be the Black as the "under" piece and the grey the top piece. I've got the pattern so you are inspirational. ( is that right??)

I was REALLY wondering how those puckery sleeves would turn out in real life! Thanx for the detail pix. They look even better in real life.

What a wonderful community of sewers we have on the internet. I am always impressed with talent level, sharing of ideas and the general good "vibes"! Have a good weekend