“I lift up my eyes to the mountains- where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2
I hope you guys are having a great week! I finally got a moment to finish writing my review for this pattern. My procrastination was due to me not having the right shoes to accesorize with this look. I originally settled on a pair of Sam Adelman platform sandles because it was the best that I had and I still wasn’t happy. Then I realized that I could just say screw the shoes all together and just crop the photos to more of a 3/4 view. So this week, your not getting head to toe. Besides, its about the top anyway lol!
This week’s make is Vogue 9318 view A. I really enjoyed this make and I originally intended on making both A and B as a set but didn’t have enough fabric. So A was as far as I was able to get. Then in the process of making view A, I was inspired to turn it into a mini babydoll dress and I decided to make myself one in linen which i’ll be posting sometime in July most likely.
This pattern is a part of Vogue’s Sew Easy Collection. Which I really like because they have some great design options. There is only 2 pattern pieces for this top with a 3rd piece that is the elastic guide. The sizing runs small-xxlarge. The sizing is very generous. I cut the large which was according to the finished measurements on the pattern envelope my size. But even that was a bit big. I had to still take in another 2 inches of ease through the assymetric neckline. Which I did by cutting the elastic inside of the casing down by 2 inches and that gave me a better fit.
I was able to cut and sew this together in less than 2 hours. The directions were straight forward and easy to follow. Its definitely beginner friendly.
I used a light weight stretch cotton in this very pale gray floral print. I bought this fabric last year on a fabric shopping trip to Chicago. But this is such a versatile pattern you could use: Linen, cotton, rayon, even a knit fabric would be nice if you sized down the pattern first.
So my orginal plan of making a set was hampered by not having enough fabric. So I styled it as separates and had the hardest time finding something in my closet to coordinate. I settled on this denim skirt that I purchased from the Goodwill last summer. I already told you that the shoes were a bust and as always I like my accessories simple. My favorite oversized hoop earrings. And thats it. A simple summer outfit.
Well that’s all for now. Until next time…..!