Showing posts from January 12, 2014

Vogue 8817 Take Two

This blue silk knit tunic I sewed last year from Vogue 8817 ( blogged about here ) certainly draws a lot of positive attention. Whenever I wear I get asked where I bought it ( and I love being able to smile sweetly and respond "I made it", don't you?)  It also brought forth a request from my daughter to sew one for her.  Um, that doesn't happen often so of course I jumped on that one! Here's the version I sewed for myself last year. First things first.  I pulled a couple of fabric combinations together and let her choose which spoke to her.   She ended up choosing a fun ITY print (from Fabric Mart Fabrics - long sold out), combined with a RPL (rayon-poly-lycra) knit in a deep purple and bright turquoise. Construction was a quick two hours - from cutting out to placing on the mannequin to photograph. One thing I forgot in my eagerness to sew something for her was to adjust the length.  She's about four inches shorter than I am and the length is a