Purple Vogue V1440

Hello all,

I am back with my beloved Vogue V1440 top.

Since I’ve already made the pattern once, there’s not really anything new to report in terms of construction. I have made this before here in linen and I did a comprehensive post here about the construction.Purple v1440

I made this in what I now know to be a medium weight purple quilting cotton.  When I bought the fabric it was being sold as 100% cotton suitable for shirts. You live and learn.

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Check out that Collar! Like a BOSS!!

I gushed when I saw the colour and it was love at first sight. I brought it home; it washed dried and cut within 24 hours. The fabric has a beautiful jewel tone .. however it doesn’t drape very well. Its quite stiff but perfectly serviceable.

I made this exactly as before except for the collar. I decided to try glue basting. Spent £5 on fabric glue and also bought a meter of sew in light weight woven interfacing… Yeah I am not convinced. Either I messed up the application or I got the wrong glue. The collar is stiff and am considering taking off the the upper collar and leaving the collar stand.

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I accidentally sewed the armband to the inside of the bodice. But thats ok… You can only see the line of edgestitching.

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Conversating with the hedge 😉

I thought I would be getting more wear out of these tops by now but the weather hasn’t been playing ball. I am hopeful for the summer though <fingers crossed> :-).

I think the next time I make it I will use a smaller collar but other than the fabric issue I really like this shirt. The colour is aMaZing!!  I have only worn it around the house with a cardi.

The pictures are a bit blurry because the light was so poor… ah well. I thought I’d use a different background.Purple v1440 1

Thanks so much for clicking by and until next time …Happy sewing everyone!

 Hila

XoX

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54 thoughts on “Purple Vogue V1440

  1. Yes, Hila, the color is gorgeous. Thanks for being open about the quilting cotton. I had a similar experience. We have the same thoughts. You can read mine at http://wp.me/p3y3fG-4G

    The one wonderful thing about quilting cotton and shirting cotton is that machine made buttonholes come out neatly.

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    1. Yes the buttonholes were the neates buttonholes I have made to date! Thank you for sharing this link! I enjoyed reading your well written thoughtful post. It amde look at experience differently. I did delight in pressing the seam because the quilting cotton responded so beautifully to steam and heat😃.

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  2. Very intrigued by the fabric glue, haven’t come across it before! Is it supposed to firm things up a bit or is it more to keep everything in place? Love the colour of this, and the shoulder shaping at the back.

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    1. Tasia on Sewaholic has a collar making tutorial that uses glue instead of fusible interfacing. Its supposed to be more even. Looking back at it now though am not sure I got the right glue. She uses a glue stick and I have a liquid glue…need to look into it more

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    1. Thats something I hadnt thought about…I will wait till I have washed it a couple of times to see if it softens. Tasia on Sewaholic has a tutorial for a collar that uses glue basting so I thought I’d try it 😒. Probably shoild hve done more research into it first though.

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    1. Thanks! That back detail is why I fell for that pattern. I had no confidence I could make it but I just had to have it when in came out😀. I was inspired by your drafting a dress out of the plantain tee that I am going to try and make a shirtdress out of this pattern. Wish me luck😀

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    1. Thanks Lucie! Definitely not a gym bunny but carrying around18 month old twins(at the same time one in each arm) has definitely made my arms stronger 😄. I satrted doing yoga by myself about 3 months ago and last month joined a yoga class- I am really loving it.

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  3. Wow for quilting cotton it looks amazing. I can’t even tell the difference in the photographs with how it’s hanging. It’s such a beautiful color too! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Elena! Its good ro know that it doesnt look as stiff as I think. I will say though that quilting cotton is such a well behaved fabric😃

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    1. Thanks Theresa! Looking at my MeMadeMay feed I am beginning to come to the realisation that I like purple! This is shocking to me because my mom loves purple and I like to think I am nothing like my mum…😁

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  4. This looks terrific, even if the drape isn’t quite what you hoped for! I’m planning to make this blouse up in a linen-rayon blend for the summer, and I know I will be referring to your thorough construction notes. I’m particularly excited about a top with the full range of motion for the arms.

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    1. A linen rayon blend sounds lovely! It does allow to do a lot and I love that about this top. I will be working on turing it into a dress as well😃. Am glad you find the notes useful.

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