Friday, August 6, 2010

Deconstructing and Reconstructing Vogue 8634

Well, as you know I made a big wadder earlier this week, luckily I turned the remaining fabric into Vogue 8634 - which I have done before.

I also found the pattern to be very large - and took off about 3-4 inches off the Large size.  I have lost some inches and the Large was big before.

As a remedy,  today I was buying 3.99 patterns at Joann's and actually bought a Medium - so this is my go-to pattern when other's fail - and the Medium should be a better fit in the future - you can see that it is still a bit large between my arms and chest.

Again, a bit boring but at least it's something.  I'm heading to Alaska in 10 days so all my sewing now is Alaska bound, meaning a lot of polartec!

But, before I get started I may tailor my Simplicity 2603 Cozy - I'm simply sick of all the heavy fabric!


  1. Fantastic! Great print selection for the style. Your Alaska trip sounds exciting, looks like we have another similar interest, hiking.


  2. Lovely top and like the print. It looks great on you and looks comfortable.

  3. Thanks! It was a good recovery project - I do need to make a Medium - I scaled it down but I could only do so much without a muslin:) Thanks C. I am looking forward to hiking in Alaska - never been there!

  4. Oooh Pammie - this is the perfect top to wipe all thoughts of the wadder from your mind! It's so gorgeous and the fabric is lovely - those colours really suit you. The fit looks good to me and I love that draped neckline.

  5. SO cute! I'm glad you saved that fabric. It's such a fun print!