Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Vogue 8935 in Motion!

As a refresher, I started this journey with Vogue 8935, because this top will work with jeans or leggings.


Again I know this pattern wasn't well received when it first appeared in the pattern books and it's now OOP. However, I'm loving both versions of mine and may make another one. I love how adaptable it is to design changes especially since neither of my versions look like the pattern envelope.

Here are the supplies and notions again:

Supplies ~
Fabric:
8 oz denim from Stylemaker Fabrics (I bought 10 yards of this so you're going to see quite a few garments this fall/winter made from this fabric)
My shirting from Fabric Mart is now sold out but here are some others.

Notions:
5 - Mother of pearl shank buttons from the collection
Fusible interfacing from Fashion Supply Group
One elastic twist

All of the alterations and design changes were highlighted in the first post. This post is just to let you see the top in motion. In the pictures, I've worn it with my sneakers, RTW skinny jeans and tank top. How I will more than likely wear it to work. Yes, I now own quite a few pairs of sneakers that I wear to work along with a couple pair of shoe booties. Though I still miss wearing pumps and slingbacks...I should get over that already, right?! *LOL*

Here are a few more pics of the tunic ~




This is just the first of the "tailored denim" pieces that I will make this fall/winter. They will be interspersed with some other tops/blouses, vests, and toppers & jackets. However, this is one more garment to add to my new wardrobe!

In one of my last posts, I said that I was going to start sewing for my daughter during the Thanksgiving break. However, I worked from home Wednesday morning and ran errands Wednesday afternoon. Thursday was Thanksgiving which I spent with my family and for some reason Friday I watched Netflix ALL.DAY! I had no desire to sew and just vegged. On Saturday morning, I was still vacillating but after talking with my daughter (she agreed to come over on Sunday and cut out her own dresses) I went ahead and started a project for me.

So coming up soon on the blog will be garments for both of us. I just have to sew them! hahahahaha! 

One last picture of the tunic...



...as always more later!





25 comments:

  1. I love this top ! I'm a denim gal so I look forward to all your denim makes .

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    1. Thanks MaryEllen - this is a new "medium" for me so I'm trying to think out of the box on it!

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  2. I love that I wasn't the only person who spent the Friday after Thanksgiving watching Netflix ALL day!!! I did cut out a new pattern on Saturday though so the weekend wasn't a complete loss.

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    1. All Day - I watched like 14 episodes of Gray's Anatomy and that's not even an entire season!

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  3. Love this outfit! You look so cute and very comfortable. (Yes, women of a certain age [over 29] CAN look cute). Wear it in good health and happiness!!

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    1. Suzie - that is always my concern that I'm looking age appropriate especially since most denim ads/mags/spreads show younger women in the ads. I wish my work environment was a little dressier but it's not so I need to work within the confines of it.

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  4. Carolyn, not only is the tailored denim tunic beautiful, but it is very flattering on you. You hit this one out of the park.

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  5. Love that top on you! As always, a beautiful job.

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  6. SO.DANG.CUTE!!! It's pulled together & chic without being sloppy, a really good look.

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    1. La Vonda - thanks! That's always the challenge isn't it to looked pulled together without looking sloppy and I like I just gave up!

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  7. I LOVE this tunic. You look great in your outfit; it's just got that special touch of style! Can't wait to see what's next.

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    1. Thanks Barb! I can't believe I'm saying this but I need the weather to change so that I can make some of the more wintery items I have on my list!

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  8. That is so much cuter than the pattern envelope. You have a great imagination.

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    1. Thanks! This pattern has great bones which it leaves it open to a lot of design changes. I think this somehow got lost when the pattern was issued.

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  9. This is one good looking tunic. I love the versatility of the style and the collar. This type of pattern has been around for a long time as I have sew similar tunics/blouses in the past. This type of pattern also works for me.

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    1. Gemma - I know! I have a version of this pattern from the 60s which is probably why I loved it so much when it was first issued. I understood it's history and realized it's potential.

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  10. Great looking top. I think the comfort of your new work shoes must be rather nice!

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    1. Vicki - I know I sound like a broken record but I miss pumps and slingbacks probably because I wore them for decades! It's a new mindset to find cute sneakers - though they are out there - I just need to look!

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  11. Some garment styles lend an energetic effect to the wearer, such as crisp stripes and such as the collar you are wearing here. A great, youthful effect. In the 1950s I made a very similar pattern, a Vogue pattern, but it had a diagonal seam crossing the front; the bottom of the slit reached the diagonal seam. It had modest side slits and I made it out of pale blue Indian Head cotton. Loved it! Still have the pattern.

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    1. Carol - it is a good basic pattern isn't it?! Thanks for appreciating the look!

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  12. Brilliant! first glance I really thought there were two pieces... It goes perfectly with the jeans ... casual and comfy

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