Vogue 8731

 Looking for a quick and easy project for some sewing success, I turned to Vogue 8731. This pattern lived up to the positive comments I have seen bloggers post about this cute top. I used a 'snakeskin' ITY knit from Fabric.com since I knew that it would look best in a more drapey fabric. It was a quick and easy project indeed: no darts and no zipper, with an added bonus that no fitting alterations were needed. This is cute at dress length, which is how I initially cut it out, but I really wanted a tunic to wear with leggings and boots, so I shortened the length to just above mid-thigh.

I chose to raise the neckline by 1/2" or so, and sewed on a self-fabric binding at the neckline. Although those front pin-tucks were a little tricky with this knit, I really like the design element and it really works in place of more traditional darts.

Nice project to start off the New Year!

UPDATE: pics before a night out, dinner and theater, with my daughters in Chicago:


  1. Very cute! It looks so expensive in the snakeskin! I need to look up pattern. I just got my serger running after calling it bad names for three years...completely operator error! Enjoy the top.

  2. cute, cute, cute! I love it in an animal print, Patty


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