This is version A of Vogue 8249.
Fabric: green burnout cotton from my local independent fabric store.
Size: 14 with an FBA
- I added length and width in the front at the bust point, feeding the excess into the gathers at the yoke.
- Collar opening: to put in the yoke section, I sewed the right side yoke (interfaced with organza) to the front bodice, turned, trimmed and pressed. Then I basted the yoke facing to the yoke along the marked lines, sewed part way down the center front, stopping about 3" from the point of the V. I cut down between the machined lines only and tried on the top to see where the point of the V would be most flattering on me. (I wiggled a pin into the collar to make sure the center of my bra would be covered.) My low point is actually 1" higher than the design.
- I lengthened the top by 2".
- I hand finished the yoke facing, hems and armhole binding. The very fine fabric is worth the effort.
Raised point of V in the yoke: