Sunday, January 22, 2012

Vogue 1109 Review

Pattern Review: Vogue 1109 – Knit top

Pattern Description: Misses' Top:
Multi-pieced pullover tops A, B have pleated sleeves with sleeve bands. A: option for using variations of directions in stripes. B: contrast middle front and lower sides.

Pattern Sizing:
All sizes included I sewed a size B (no alterations)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but a bit tighter in the torso, and it's not as long as the drawing suggests.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love everything about it. The sleeves are very unique, as is the seaming.

Fabric Used:
Some sort of poly-cotton jersey knit in a light blue tone on tone stripe.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made this top twice. The first one was a wearable muslin that I gave away. In both, the front hem sagged and I had to even it up with the back. This could be because of my smaller bustline?? In any case, it was an easy fix.

Would you sew it again?
I would totally sew it again, but in a heavier knit. The seams don't always lay flat, and I think a heaver knit would help that. Also, I would consider grading to a size larger from the bust down to the hem.

Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely. It's a very flattering top with a lot of interest.

Both times I made this it was in a stripe. I'd like to try a version in a heavier knit, with contrasting colours. Something subtle so it doesn't look like a jester top. Maybe an analogeous colour scheme like red and pink or two shades of khaki.
My pictures don't really do this top justice. If you like, or look good in a boat neck, you will love this top.





  1. This top is really cute and I love your work with the stripes. Having just received a serger I'm starting to sew with knits but haven't reach this level yet.Thanks for posting!

  2. Ooh this the first time I've seen a good view of the sleeves, this just moved up in my pattern queue thanks to you!