Friday, April 19, 2013

Vogue 1247, the shirt..... second attempt

I am not sure what keeps drawing me to this shirt. I made it once, it looks okay, kind of baggy and shapeless.  Then I tried again, it was so bad, I threw it out half way through, didn't want the UFO haunting me, so I don't even count it as an attempt .  But for some reason, the pattern keeps calling me.
I keep thinking if I fold out some of the fullness.... perhaps it will look better on me.   So alas, I did some tissue fitting on KG2 and then folded out some fullness. 

I folded out 1 1/4" on the front.

  I cut the back on fold and folded the center back in 1 1/4"  I also folded out a long dart from shoulder almost to the hem.  I did not sew this dart in the fabric, merely folded it out on the pattern. 

Then I made a muslin. 

I do not look like the girl on the pattern cover when wearing the shirt, but then again, I guess that is not the shirt's fault.  I like it more than the first one I made.  So I decided to move forward with the fashion fabric.  A slinky, satiny, polyester fabric.  In the photos below, the pattern alterations are a little easier to see while it is laying atop the fashion fabric.  Wish me luck. 

Stay Happy
Keep Sewing,
and if you can't sew,
Enjoy doing what you can do!


  1. I know that is "only" a muslin but I am LOVING the look of the yellow with this top. Fresh, bright, spring and also shows the intricate paneling.

    Good luck with the next one.

  2. Don't worry about having to fold out those darts...I have to do that on just about everything! I have the narrowest shoulders/upper chest for my bust size and no matter what size pattern i start with, I always have to take out at least a1-1/2 inch dart...even on fitted styles. Can't wait to see the finished top. The yellow top, even though it is a muslin is just fantastic! I would finish that one and wear it with a pair of skinny'll fabulous!

  3. Good luck :) I am liking the look of the yellow top too, maybe it an be a wearable muslin.