|Vogue 1291 in silk chiffon|
This was my second version and I cut it in a size D until the high hip area where I cut between the D and E lines. I also took my time and stitched small hems on the armhole edges (stitch at 1/4", turn up the 1/4" right on the stitching line, trim the raw edge down to about 1/8", stitch again using a stitch joining foot moved over to about the 4th needle position and turn up the edge one more time....usually machine stitch again but this time I hand stitched to make the edge even neater.)
Not easy to see on this picture but that vertical line in the center of the picture is my hemmed edge.
That's the reverse side of the hemmed edge.
|3/8" bias trim around the neckline|
So far my two versions have used the shorter length top ending at the high hip but I will try the longer version eventually. The longer versions are what seem to be part of Vogue's picture illustrations. My first version was in a medium weight knit with a lot of stretch and I had to keep taking in the bottom of the knit to make it fit snugly in my high hip area. The knit fabric has a lot of open weave areas and doesn't drape very nicely but it certainly is functional and will serve a purpose in my wardrobe. My preference will be to use a drapey knit or more silk chiffon in future versions and, yes, I do think there will be some future versions, surprise to me!
|Vogue 1291, Today's Fit|
|Vogue 1291 in a medium weight knit|
|Bat Woman tryouts|
Hope you are getting some pleasant surprises in your sewing projects.