November 30, 2012 by Janna Roznos
Back in August I had gone to the local JoAnn’s Fabric & Craft store to buy a specific Vogue pattern, however, after rummaging through the pattern cabinet, the pattern that I wanted was nowhere to be found. I did, however, stumble upon this one:
I liked the look – sort of an upscale sweatshirt.
The croquis was intriguing.
And, since this pattern requires knits it would be perfect for some knits that I had picked up at my last visit to Michael Levine’s Loft (where they sell fabric by the pound) in Los Angeles.
My first attempt at his top was with a size medium. In Vogue, I usually wear their size medium in tops/blouses.
The top is okay, but not great. I didn’t have enough of this fabric so I sort of pieced the top together. The neckline was much too big, so I took tiny tucks to bring the neck line in.
I also fiddled with the seams trying to shape them to my shape.
And although I did wear the top when we were on vacation in San Francisco last fall, I really wasn’t all that terribly thrill with it.
So I made another one.
I made the top again, but this time I made a size small. I used fabric I had purchased at Michael Levine’s (their main store).
Unfortunately, the center front seam and back seam, cuts up the ombre effect of the fabric. The fabric was narrower than I had thought (so I should have bought more of it) so I was unable to eliminate these seams; however, the size small fits much better on me than the medium did.
I utilized the selvedge to finish the neckline of the top
I liked the ruffled edge of the selvedge and I thought it was too neat to just toss in the waste basket.
I really like this top and definitely plan on making more of this one. Like I said, it sort of an upscale sweatshirt so I think my next one maybe from a sweatshirt or fleece material.
Not really too sure . . . only what lurks in my fabric closet knows for sure.