Since it seems that I need a wardrobe "re-boot" for Spring, I've been taking a look at my stash of both patterns and fabric. I purchased 2 yards of this striped knit from Fabric.com a while back, and thought it would look good paired with Vogue 8880. The fabric recommendations from Vogue were "eyelet, crepe and jersey", so I thought I might be able to get away with using this stretchy knit. It worked out great!
This pattern uses a neckline facing for the front, and bias binding at the back neck. Huh?
I just made binding cut almost on the bias from the striped fabric for both the front and back neckline, and top-stitched it in place.
I did raise the front neckline V....it's pretty low on the pattern piece!
The lower front and back are separate pieces attached at the waist, which forms the elastic casing. I did add 1 inch to the length of the top/back at the waist.
And tho I made View C, I eliminated the lower sleeve piece to make the top short sleeved.
I am happy with this cut-on sleeve....not too much extra fabric at the underarm, which is often the case with this sleeve style.
I'm really pleased with my new top, and I like the 'peplum' look.
Now that the pattern alterations are in place, I'll be making this one again :-)