I like everything about Vogue 8840. I was drawn to the top stitching detail on the top as well as the lower sleeve variation AND I like the ever so slight "bell" bottom to the pants. This project ended up being a quick and easy sew which is definitely an added bonus.
This is the last of the navy and white polyester crepe (also used in this project). The top is a crepe/polyester blend that has a much higher polyester content (than the pants) and the pants have more crepe in them, which I just love!
I went back and forth (surprised?) about my fabric choices. The pattern calls for charmeuse - which I really like and have quite a bit of in stash - but I just wasn't feelin' it. I ended up using what you see here. The navy and white crepe, although very loosely woven and easy to unravel, is a delight to work with and to wear! These pics were taken after Sunday morning worship service.
My choice of fabric for the top proved to be a little tricky. The high polyester content makes this fabric - "not the best candidate for this top". It makes the darts (bust and shoulder back) and the top stitching (center front and around the lower sleeve) sort of "heavy" looking. I can imagine that a lighter weight fabric (with less polyester content) would complement these details.
I "muslin-ed" the pants but not the top. I did widen the top at the bottom for just a hint of flair since I don't like anything tight around this area. When it came to sewing the hook and eye, I realized that the neckline edges were uneven and didn't meet properly so I omitted.
As mentioned in a previous post, I have a black and white cut of this same (pants) fabric still in stash. I would love to make a jacket and perhaps a skirt out of it but only time will tell....sew much to sew, sew little time!
This is a quick and easy project that can easily be dressed up or down. This was the look I chose for church (as seen with the scarf) but I will also wear this to work. It's a great addition to my wardrobe! Like...for real!
You know how sometimes making a particular project seems like a good idea? You complete it and it's nice and all, but for some reason you don't wear it often? Uhm....not this time!
Until next time.....PEACE AND BLESSINGS!