the sew weekly “las vegas”: the “hangover top”, better late than never edition (vogue 2962)

The Facts:

Fabric: leftover liberty of london tana lawn “durie” (from modified/self-drafted simplicity 4903)
Pattern: bodice portion of vintage vogue 2926
Year: circa 1950s
Notions: zipper, sew-on snaps
Time to Complete: 4 hours
First Worn: June 22, 2012
Wear Again: yes
Total Price: ~$30
Challenge Theme:  “Las Vegas”

this top has been a true “hangover” – i knew i was going to make it since i finished my frankenpatterned version of McCall 7743 last year in august.  we went to las vegas to celebrate my grandfather’s 86th birthday and i wore the dress out to dinner one night in celebration.

excuse my bronchitis face. i have a tendency to be what my family calls “sickly.”

this pattern was super-easy, but i did try to tweak it for fit with moderately successful results.  while it does now more appropriately match by bust-to-neck ration, reducing a great deal of pooling that would have occurred with those super-intense bust gathers, it is rather short-waisted, even for me.  my midriff-baring days are (mostly) behind me and this was definitely shorter in that area than i had intended.

i would have finished this one on time (for a change) but i put the zipper in the normal way and realized that i wouldn’t be able to squeeze into it without the skirt (and skirt zipper) opening the CB all the way past my hips.  easy fix:  i put the zipper back in, upside down, and overcame this issue.  i just didn’t have a chance to do that until now, well after the vegas challenge.

it’s been in the 100*F range here for the past two days, so i needed to stay cool.  i hope wherever you are, it’s more comfortable than here!

parting shot: the cat wanted to help me cut.

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5 Responses to the sew weekly “las vegas”: the “hangover top”, better late than never edition (vogue 2962)

  1. prttynpnk says:

    Thats so cute! Do you know you’ve actually made a modest halter? Who knew that was possible- you look great!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Love love LOVE your interpretation of this pattern. I never would have thought of it & yet now it’s all I want to make :)

    • puu says:

      i saw another vintage pattern for sale, for an absurd price, that was basically this top and a pair of shorts. thank goodness for pattern sales! :-)

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