Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vogue 8536 - Green Sleeveless Top

I've made this top before, so I thought this would be a no-brainer. It was still quite simple, but different fabrics behave differently as this top reminded me.

I made view E but left off the sleeves. I finished the armholes by turning under 5/8" and stitching it with a double needle.

Just like the first version, I pulled the top layer over at the armhole by 3/4" to prevent gaping. This worked really well on the first version, but on this one it seemed to make the lower layer ripple. I'm wondering if making the same change to the lower layer would prevent this.

I must have stretched out the neckband while I was putting it on. Much of the time, the top stays away from my body at the CF like I'm hiding some sort of bony prominence under there. My other top from this pattern doesn't do this at all.

Isn't that a nice farmer's tan I've got going on my arms? Clearly, I needed another sleeveless top in my wardrobe. Actually, I'm hoping that a good horizontal line across my body will make my spaghetti arms look not so crazy long and skinny. How's it working?


  1. That is a lovely top. The color looks great on you,

  2. What a great variation on a t-shirt.

  3. This top looks great on you! nice job!

  4. Love this top...and so glad I discovered your blog!