Still catching up on blogging items previously made. Earlier this year I made Vogue 1540. Another Sandra Betzina Vogue pattern. This one was quite easy. I did not make any changes, other than my usual size at the shoulders, then gradually moving 1 size larger at bust and hips. I made the shorter version.
Pattern photo and line drawing:
I used a burgundy wool double knit and a floral print acrylic sweater knit from my resource center. I did not add any piping as mentioned in the pattern and did not add pockets.
On me, worn with a brown t-shirt and brown ponte skinny pants (both purchased). Picture was take in the early spring.
My critique: When I first put this one, it felt like I was wearing a bathrobe. That isn’t all bad because it is comfortable. However, I wasn’t sure if it looked like I was wearing a bathrobe. It is a new style for me and takes getting used to.
Will I make this again? Yes. Will I make changes? Yes. I plan to take about 4 inches off the length in front, tapering to 0 at the side seam. I may not do the sleeve insert in the next one either – that will depend on fabric. I may also make the smaller size in the whole garment to remove some of the volume. That will also depend on fabric choice.
Love the color on you and I think you’ll like the style after wearing it a bit. I did not even notice the sleeve inserts from those pattern pics. I know black is versatile and looks like RTW but Vogue makes me nuts when their pattern designs are sewn up in black fabrics.
Thanks Jane. I agree about the black fabrics on pattern pictures.