pattern: vogue 1247. i’ve already made the top once and loved it so much i had also cut another top…which sat in a pile for about 8 months. ooops. also, i wanted to try the skirt, which seemed notorious mostly for its (lack of) length. being in denial at how much closer i am to 30 than 20, i of course consider myself to still have the fabulous gams i had at 19, and i went for it as drafted.
excuses: boredom. lack of motivation. more boredom. nothing to see here, folks…
how i finished it: with a lot of help from my seam ripper. the skirt waistband gave me and my burrito method a lot of trouble and had to be picked out a few times. also, i didn’t have the energy to do my usual seam finish standard. i would be ashamed to show the insides of this garment, with its sad pinked seams…
worth the wait: meh. but i will be glad to have this in my closet, and i’m thrilled to have finished it at last. at this point there was a major feeling of crossing one more off the list that sort of overwhelmed any joy in the cuteness of my outfit or how great my legs (still) are.
also, i learned a major lesson on this one: there’s a difference between like and love. because i like my pucci silk version, but i LOVE my crisp, cotton, easy-as-pie-to-assemble yoshi d version.
Very loose-fitting top. Semi-fitted A-lined skirt has front in-seam pockets.
because of the absurd amount of ease on this top and my limited quantity of fabric (only 1 yard) i cut a size 6 instead of my usual size 10-12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
almost, only i didn’t make the cuffs.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
this pattern has great instructions and basic yet sophisticated construction. lots of french seams. have your iron handy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
it has a great modern, designer edge to it without being too complicated or fussy.
liberty of london tana lawn yoshi D from purl soho
red rayon crepe from B&J fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
only the removal of the cuff turn-up. other than that i loved it as designed. even the skirt length, which may not be comfortable for many, “skirted” just at the edge of the amount of daring i was looking for.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
this is the second version i’ve made. it’s a great pattern to have around. i foresee additional skirt versions as well, and i’d love to do a plain white top.
very satisfied customer. this pattern is definitely a keeper.