Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Vogue 8249 - Top

Holding that dang grin until the self-timer goes off is not part of my skill set.

This is version A of Vogue 8249.

Fabric: green burnout cotton from my local independent fabric store.
Size: 14 with an FBA
  1. I added length and width in the front at the bust point, feeding the excess into the gathers at the yoke.
  2. 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.
  3. I lengthened the top by 2".
  4. I hand finished the yoke facing, hems and armhole binding. The very fine fabric is worth the effort.
Full bust adjustment:

Raised point of V in the yoke:


  1. I like how that turned out a lot. I would never have picked up on a pattern like that, but what you did with it makes it worth looking into.

  2. Touran, I love the top. You did us busty girls proud. I am getting sick of the big old darts myself. I have this pattern. Thanks for showing us how to make it work.

  3. Wow, that turned out so cute! I don't think that I had seen this pattern before....I'm going to have to check it out before today's pattern sales!

  4. Thanks! I suspect this became a sleeper because Vogue used Version C (the puffy, white top) as the 'face' of the pattern.

  5. Wow, I just LOVE that top on you!

  6. What a great looking top! That pattern might be worth purchasing after all.

  7. Thanks so much. I wore it at the Wool Market all day yesterday and it was perfect - cool and comfortable and fresh looking.