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Thursday, March 23, 2017

It's a ruffle kinda of season :Vogue 9243




   Guys have you ever started a project, and were quite excited to make the garment, but halfway through finishing, you suddenly lose interest? Well, that was my story. I have never been so ready to call a garment done in my life,lol.

I made view F

This pattern is seriously not hard at all, technique wise, that is. I mean, once you get over having to hem those four flounces if you do the view that I made, which is view F. However,  I'm just kinda of meh about this project. I  think because I loved McCall's 7542 so much, and was hoping the same for this top too, but nope!



 The neckline on this one is enormously large! I didn't catch this when I tissue fitted the pattern, but I have been more diligent in exercising and eating better, so I don't know; maybe I lost a few pounds, which could have caused the neckline to be large. However, if you look closely at the model on the cover, it looks to be a little large on the model's neckline as well, so something to note.


A little snapshot of the hem on the flounce, the invisible zipper and
the princess seams

 Let's get into sizing. I made a straight size 18. However, If I could go back I would probably do a 16 at the bust and grade out to an 18. The neckline on this top is so large that the 22" invisible zipper that I installed was more for merit than necessity, as I was able to get this top over my large dome rather easily and that says a lot,lol.



  Other than the large neckline, I didn't run into any other problems with this top. Everything is pretty standard in terms of construction goes- even the sleeve flounce hems were easier this go round. I'm not too upset with not being in love with the top, as the fabric was remnants from a previous garment. I used a challis for the body of the garment and a silky type something for the sleeve flounces. I really wanted those flounces to just float, ya know?!


I guess you can't win them all! I would still recommend this pattern, but perhaps say to check the neckline. I know I could have probably fixed the neckline somewhat, but I wasn't too pressed, ya know?! I'm just ready to move on and really started getting into my Spring projects, which I have too many lined up,lol.

Well, that's all I have for now, y'all. You guys have a wonderful rest of the week and hopefully I'll be back soon with some Spring projects to show.

                    ~As Always Be Blessed and Nothin' Less and Continue to Stay FearlesslyFierce!                                                                            Candice

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19 comments:

  1. These tops look so good on you! Love these sleeves too! Stunning!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! I'm really loving the sleeve trend.

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  2. This top looks great on you! You styled it prefectly. I can't wait to see your spring projects.

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  3. Looooooooove everything about this top and the whole outfit!! Hello yellow!!

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  4. I think this looks very chic on you. Good job!

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  5. Ditto what everyone else is saying: Fabulous! Well done. We're going to share this on our Facebook page today.

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  6. I think this looks stunning on you! I don't notice the neckline looking large, but then again, I am not wearing it.

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    1. Thanks Sue! The top kind of likes to slip off of my shoulders, but I may try to go in and place two darts in the neckline.

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  7. Lovely top and looks fabulous on you.

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  8. Wow! This is so pretty Ms. Candice! You look absolutely stunning in it!

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  9. It looks so lovely, Candice. You styled it so well - I love the shoes! You look amazing.

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  10. Super cute. Can't go wrong with a white top either!

    I do think I prefer the McCall's though. It just seems to fit better through the body. But this sleeve! Sigh...so much drama. so fantastic.

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