Friday, December 12, 2014

Win Some, Lose Some: Vogue 9032, InHouse Kimono Tee, Butterick 6104

Another pair of Vogue 9032 pants! Dark denim so details were hard to capture...however I love them -  of course!





We shall say I put the fly shield this way on purpose; a design feature of sorts!! ;-)

Can never get that part of the waistband to turn when I use contrasting fabric for the facing. I don't tuck shirts so it's not a big deal but...grrr!

I added 1" to the waistline as I was afraid the denim wouldn't have enough give. I don't think I needed it...

These are an awesome addition to my wardrobe!

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Earlier this week, Pattern Review had 20% off all pdf patterns and I had PayPal money 'burning a hole'. I went ahead and scooped up the In House Kimono tee (and the Named Jamie jeans).

When I should have been quilting; I was sewing a new tee! 

I have a lot of this animal print fabric (I made capri length leggings for pj pants from it) and knew I would have a black scrap big enough for the yoke. I decided this would be good muslin material -- if it failed I could have a crazy animal print pj set and if it was good I would have a cute little tee!

And SCORE!



The medium has a finished bust of 43.75" AND the same measurement at waist and hem. In some magical, mystical way, this shirt manages to be boxy and flattering. I really, really like it!

I think the center front is a tad too short (but I like the slight dip in the back hem) and I need some more room in the arm opening. 

Gathers at the shoulder? Awesome
V-neck? Awesome

Speaking of...I've not yet sewn a v-neck and was a bit nervous to do this one! The instructions were straightforward but I still managed to screw it up a bit. I did this part on my machine (no way was I going to attempt it on the serger!) and it's *okay* but I know I can do better. I'm almost certain it will not stop me from wearing this tee. tomorrow. 



There's a seam at center front and back. You could eliminate the CB seam if you weren't going to say, do a swayback adjustment or if you are using stripes and aren't trying to have extra seams to match up!

Again, this pattern is drafted for a D cup which is a total and complete WIN for the busty! 

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Yes, I did say you lose some.  I finished my B6104 jacket and was so excited!! But it doesn't work. It just does not work. It fits so differently from my red one and I don't like it :(

I'd worked pretty hard on it too!


Looked good here...




Pretty insides!

The faux-pels...

I made a 1/2" shoulder pad and pinned it in on the right side so keep that in mind when you look at these photos! LOL!







ALL of these pictures to show that no matter what I did, I STILL did not like it.

Hopefully I can find it a home.

*I bought my denim fabric from Hancock fabrics and animal print knit, brown wool and pink pongee lining from FabricMart! :)

29 comments:

  1. Pants-Great, Tee- fits fabulously, Jacket-I hear ya! It always amazes me how different fabrics can work up into the same garment. Over time I've found the natural fibers to give me better odds. You put a lot of effort into that jacket so it must be a disappointment. Sorry it didn't work out for you. As to the tee - I find that boxy look can work on us shorties if it is short like yours in the front. Looks great!

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    1. Thank you Bunny!! I am wearing the tee now and it's so fantastic I can't wait to make another one!

      This one was made from wool! But it has some drape and jacket #1 was a wool/cotton blend that was a bit more firm.

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  2. How disappointing is that jacket? I would be extremely miffed.

    Love the knit top and the jeans look great on you. I had to biggify the picture of the t-shirt to see what you were talking about, no one will ever notice.

    Do you have Lynda Maynard's book? IMO it has the best instructions for a v-neck. Ever. For wovens and knits. For me it was worth the price of the book.

    http://www.amazon.com/Dressmakers-Handbook-Couture-Sewing-Techniques/dp/1596682477/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1418473161&sr=1-1&keywords=linda+maynard

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    1. I do not; thanks for the resource Elle - never can have too many!

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  3. Your pants construction is excellent!

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  4. Your pants and tee are fantastic.. You did a great job. They look good on you , and the fit is perfect.
    SO sorry about your jacket.. You worked so hard .. It looked pretty hanging there to me, but I know you are putting it on in person, and you can feel and see ,what we cant see? I just bet though, some one out there will Love it, and get lots of wear from it..Happy sewing.

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  5. I agree with Judy--pants and tee are AWESOME! That jacket is so pretty that I hope you can find a home for it. The construction is so perfect!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I think I know someone who can use it; otherwise I'll donate it to a charity that provides work clothes for low-income women.

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  6. Aw, what a bummer that your jacket didn't work out! But man, you have pants perfected! This pair looks great. :) The contrast fabrics on your tee are spot on as well, what an awesome addition to your wardrobe.

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  7. That's a bummer about the jacket, but the pants and knit top both look great! It's extra frustrating when you've made something before, liked it, and the second version doesn't work out.

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  8. YOur top and pants were great. Sorry about the jacket.

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  9. Your versions inspired me to buy the Vogue pattern pants. Your construction is fantastic! Do you plan to make another pair? If so, can you help...er...sew along with me? *puppy dog eyes* I want the insides of my pants to look like that!

    I also bought the Burda blouse with the sleeve plackets! Copying is a form of flattery, non?

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    1. Just say when!!! I really like both the Vogue and Burda and hope you do too! :-D

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  10. I'm so envious of your awesome pants making skills!! The top looks fab too :D

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  11. Oooh - I love that animal print top!

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  12. I'm with L - I'm putting those jeans on my to do list as well (one day...). Love your little tee. As for the jacket, I agree, it doesn't like you much at all. Jackets are just so hard to fit on some shapes (I'm one of those shapes as well). Looking on the bright side, you have had more practice at lapels and all those tricky jacket bits. Next...

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! Oh totally agree - on to the next project!

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  14. You totally rocked the pants Nakisha, like rockstar status lol! Your finishing is impeccable for those Vogue pants. I must get to this pattern, once and for all. I am sorry to hear about your Butterick jacket, but I love the way it defines your tiny waist even the more. Do you think that you'll give that pattern another chance once you wrinkle out the fit, or are you just over it?
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    1. Thanks Candice!

      Well, I sewed it before successfully so I think it was just differences in fabric; the first was a cotton/wool blend and had a very firm hand. This is a wool suiting that had less body and was a bit more drapey.

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  15. I love that top! I have not seen it before. Those pants!!! Dying for!

    That is unfortunate about your jacket though.

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    1. Thank you!!

      That jacket makes me mad!!!

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