Sunday, July 18, 2010

Vogue 2945: hip to be square cowl neck

Vogue 2945
It's shocking, right? A weekend without making a dress! But I made a shirt, Vogue 2945, a square cowl neck. I've made it twice before. This one definitely has a summer vibe.

Vogue 2945

Vogue 2945

Vogue 2945

It's made from aqua ribbed fabric from JoAnn's. Since I made this before, I knew that the area where the front and back neck meet is a tricky place. It just doesn't look right and I have to hand tack it to get it to look somewhat square. I didn't take any before pix but I had this problem in my two prior attempts. It's kind of wild. Also I made size D (it's one of those patterns with letters, not numbers, for sizes) and wound up taking it in 1.5 inches on each side and adding some shaping to the waist. The pattern has 1" side seams so you can adjust based on the stretchiness of your knit.

I love this color--it's so beachy! I plan on making New Look 6922, the short sleeved cardigan, from the same fabric...I'll order some more!! Though I don't like how this fabric wrinkles. It's 60/40, but for this color, I'll deal.

I'm thinking about embarking on an adventure. It's called...can I find my favorite pair of brown shorts in my closet? My closet is overfilled with clothes right now. Definitely time to do some weeding. Will I find my brown shorts before it's too late (i.e. end of summer)? Will there be an avalanche of clothing? Will I escape unscathed?? Tune in next time!!

Also, I saw the Italian film "I am Love" yesterday. Has anyone else seen this film? I want to discuss it! AND I finally finished "Prep: A Novel" yesterday. Phew!

4 comments:

  1. cute top! i hadn't seen that pattern before. I do love a cowl neck...may have to check it out.

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  2. Cute top! I like the style and the color is beautiful!

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  3. Haven't seen the Tilda Swinton movie but I have read that the clothes are INSANE. And that Tilda Swinton herself collaborated with Raf Simons to design them. Cool cool. Do you recommend the movie?

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