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.