I’m in two minds about this top.. I think it might be the fabric I used (crepe de chine) that was in my stash and not the Vogue 8815 pattern it’s self. I used this fabric kind of like a muslin and the top turned out I could possibly add it to my wardrobe and if not I could put it down to another sewing experience and another lesson learned.
I changed the neckline as I felt the neckline was a little too high… on me anyway. It could be just that I’m not use to wearing high necklines. As soon as I lowered the neckline and tried the top I felt more comfortable in it. What I like about the Vogue 8815 pattern is it’s easy to sew and I got to brushed up on some of my sewing skills and am feeling more confident and ready to move onto my next project. Key things I got to practice while sewing this top using Vogue 8815 were:
- Sewing with slippery fabric as I used Crepe De Chine
- Inserting an Invisible Zipper – it’s not 100% perfect and I could have improved on the neck edge finish. I’ve since done a little more research and I’ll try finishing the neckline edge a little different next time.
- Self Binding… I made my own bias binding out of the same fabric to finish the neck facing which I haven’t done before so this was a first for me and I actually found it quite easy to do.
Here’s a few pictures of me wearing my first Vogue 8815 peplum top
Even though I added a little extra length to the peplum section I think I still could have added a little more to cover a little more of my little tush… especially when I’m wearing jeans.
Here I am trying to strike a pose… nothing like having a little fun and thinking you’re a super model in front of the camera
So there we go… another top added to my wardrobe and my first peplum top all seamed up and completed.
What I’d like to experiment with next time I sew the Vogue 8815 pattern
- Use a knit fabric… I think this would be a great style in a gorgeous knit fabric… maybe even a layered chiffon (one of my friends Jan-Marie suggestion)
- Lengthen the bodice a little more than I already did so as it sits a little lower around my waistline (this pattern is designed with a high waistline)
- Lengthen the peplum even a little more and maybe even add a little more fullness
Overall I’m quite happy with the outcome of this top and I’m confident I will use the Vogue 8815 pattern again… not just yet though as I’ve got quite a few more patterns I’d like to try first.