Vogue 8718 »
InstructionsNo special instructions. For me, I added a back facing where it didn't call for one. And, in order to get a closer fit around the neckline, I cut the facing a tad bit smaller, so the neckline would be drawn in some.
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Casual, Cute
Printed knit fabric purchased from Joann Fabrics.
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was to save this beautiful piece of fabric that I bought. I had the pattern, never used it, and it was able to get the pieces cut out of my wadder.
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of the fact that I was able to save this fabric from a total disaster/loss.
As I stated, this fabric started out as a knit dress, but somehow I cut one of the sleeves wrong. So, without any extra fabric to correct the problem, this wadder set in a pile until the light bulb came on for me to make a tee out of it....SUCCESS!!!
I'm so happy with the results and it fits and feels very good!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I stated that I had not made this pattern before, but I just remembered that I have made this one other time...but, I made it a little too big. This top is meant to be fitted in order to get the best results. So keep that in mind when sewing. Make sure not to stretch the neckline as your are sewing in your facing, so you will not get a gaping neckline.