Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Vogue 9130 - The last garment of 2015?

I knew when this Marcy Tilton pattern - Vogue 9130 was released that I wanted to make it. Just look at how cute this top is!  

V9130, Misses' Top

However - I wanted to highlight the design lines though because they just don't stand out enough in the garment above - they all sort of just blend together.  See the line drawings below - why wouldn't you want to show off all of those creative curves?

So I decided to use a reversible knit from the stash.  I purchased this knit from Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley a few years ago and have been contemplating what to make out of it ever since. When this pattern came along, I thought it would be a good match.  Cutting out the top required a bit of head scratching to make sure my right sides and wrong sides were correct.

I sewed the curved seams on the front and back together wrong sides together and then using wooly nylon thread in the serger, trimmed the seam allowances to 1/4" and here's what the seams look like on the outside of the blouse:

And here's the finished garment - Front View:

Fits well on Elizabeth too:

I was afraid this top might look a little too maternity like for me because of the amount of fabric at the hem, but I think it turned out ok.  It is super comfy to wear too!  Bonus!

There is a small slit on the seamline at the inside wrist area.  This adds a cute touch - and it could be turned up for a different look as well.

Back view on Elizabeth:

All in all, a great, super comfy, easy to wear top.

This will probably be the last garment I can squeeze into 2015 and of course it was a stashbuster as well.

Total stashbustin' yardage for this blouse = 2.5 yards.  Bringing the YTD total up to 68.875 yards!

Happy Sewing everyone!



  1. Cute, cute! I love that style of top.

  2. I got some of this fabric too and had a hard time deciding which side to feature, both are so nice. What a great idea to use both! Very cute top, and I bet it's nice and drapey in that fabric.

  3. Looks like I need to pick up this pattern. You have made a great version!

  4. I tend to be afraid of the maternity look with this style of top, too. But this one doesn't have it--I'm thinking maybe because the fullness is only on one side both front and back.

    I love the way you used the two sides to point up the seams. Good job!

  5. You have made a lovely version of this top. I like the emphasis on the piecing together of the curved sections in the reverse fabric. Looks great on too! Happy New Year, Trish.

  6. Very,very cute - love the idea of using both sides of fabric . Need to think of that as a design element as well . Great top

  7. I think the diagonal lines and the V hemline negate any maternity feel to this top. It looks great - and you are right, your attention to the lines of the garment and use of the fabric work brilliantly. Great use of stash too - next year the total will be more, I am sure, now that your renovations are done. Happy New Year.

    1. Thanks Sarah Liz. I am looking forward to sewing a lot more next year.

  8. I think my comment was eaten - I love this Star, any maternity look negated by the diagonal lines, I think. Stunning use of fabric to show the lines of the garment. Happy New Year. And apologies if I have replied twice.

  9. I absolutely love what you have done with this oattern...impressive creativity!

  10. Totally adore your version of this Star. Looks amazing and probably something you will wear a lot! x

  11. Your version is so much better than the pattern photo. Your version gives me lots of ideas ~ color blocking, decorative thread and a solid black etc. ps The pattern looks like a maternity top and yours does not.