For this go around, I decided on view B. You can see the version I adapted here: Katherine Tilton top.
Here is the description from the back of the envelope I copies and pasted from Vogue's website:
Close-fitting, pullover top has neck binding, seam detail, stitched hems, contrast variations, and optional double needle topstitching and silk screen motifs. A and B: sleeve bands. B:lower front cut on crosswise grain of fabric. D: purchased trim. Note: included are Katherine Tilton's instructions for silk screening.
|FABRICS: For Two-Way Stretch Knits: Cotton/Spandex, Rayon/Spandex, Nylon/Spandex. Contrast A,B,Contrast C,D 1,2: Sheer Knits.|
When I started putting this top together, I realized that for some silly reason, I didn't purchase enough fabric. ARGH! It isn't like I could just go get more as I purchased this fabric when I was in Minneapolis, which is four hours away! Sometimes when you are faced with a sewing problem, it forces you to be more creative than you may have been. I am pleased with my end result.
Directions: the directions for this pattern are really excellent. There are tips from Katherine on screen-screening your top! The pattern is well-drafted and everything fits together very well.
What did I change? My changes were based on the fact I simply didn't purchase enough fabric. So, I decided to freelance a design on just one sleeve of the top. I couldn't find any sort of screen print, stencil, or found objects to recreate the design with paint so I freelanced. I used some thin pressing bars and portions of two foam stamps. The rest I free handed. Paint was purchased at Dharma and I highly recommend it if you like to embellish your garments--either out of necessity, or simply to add whimsy and a fun twist!
What did I like/dislike?
I really like the styling of this pattern. I believe it looks great on a variety of people and with variety of fabrics. This can be dressed up/down as much as you'd like! Any of these tops just scream for embellishments, creativity, and a variety of textures and fabrics. I can't imagine using just one fabric on this top!
I highly recommend this pattern if you want something a little different to wear. I like all the views, and this is the second time I have made view A. Now, if the weather would just cool down so I can wear it!
Have fun with this pattern! I sure did!
Thanks for reading,