Monday, February 3, 2014

OK, I love this pattern!

This is a new Marcy Tilton Vogue pattern # 8982. I just love it. Its a shirt but not an ordinary shirt.  Different, but not crazy. And it's not just a shirt, it's a jacket, a vest and a short sleeve shirt. Its totally understandable why this is one of Vogue's current best sellers. 

I made this plum colored one with a stiff shirting fabric from almost the very bottom of my hoard. I generally dislike wearing stiff fabric but I love this shirt! 

This one is fleece. You can see I made the sleeves longer. I was going for warmth with this one! Its actually the first time I ever made a garment from fleece. This cold and snow is getting to me.

The only change I made to the pattern was an FBA. There is a lot of ease in this design though its doesn't look like it on the envelope. I made a size 12 with 2 inches added via an FBA for my 42 inch bust. I would recommend you sew a smaller size than you'd usually. Its also pretty short in the front (my FBA added an inch) and I think that would be a problem for some (I'm not quite 5"'). Its super easy to sew. 

I thought I had a complaint, but it turns out I was wrong: It was a bit of a challenge to get the hem nice in the woven fabric, but that's because I didn't cut the hem facing. 

I like this pattern so much, I'm going to have to force myself not to make 6 more right away!

Line Art


  1. Just found your blog. Love your writing and humor. Hope you will keep posting. Thanks for the FBA alternative lesson. Your style is very much what I like for myself.

  2. Thank you so much. And thank you for joining me!

  3. It's so good you made 2 versions. Do you think a bit of colour blocking would work? That's what i have in mind. Mmm.

    1. I have had that idea in the back of my mind as well.

    2. I'm going to link to your post of this jacket when I post my versions up. I hope you're ok with that.

    3. That's perfectly ok. Its funny, looking at the pictures now, I don't think it fits as well as it could (above the bust). I wore the plum one once as a jacket and I think I like it better than as a blouse.