Saturday, November 10, 2012

One Last Vogue 1261 (maybe . . . )

After whipping up four versions of my Vogue 1261/SA Adele morph top in one weekend, I thought I should put the pattern away for awhile.  The other day, however, I was in JoAnns Fabrics to get buttons for another project and realized the red tag clearance section was an additional 50 percent off.  So I took a little look-see through the clearance racks, not really expecting to find anything.  Lo and behold, a bolt of kinda cool knit surfaced.  It is a double layer poly knit--gray opaque layered over a black sheer, then the gray is slashed to show the black.  The gray also is printed with a design of concentric circles.  I couldn't resist, so 2 yards came home with me.  The fabric went straight into the washer and dryer with the length of flannel I also bought (for new pajama pants).  As I pulled the knit out of the dryer and began to fold it up, it started telling me loudly that it wanted to be a Vogue 1261 tunic.  By the next day, I had granted its wish.  I'm really enjoying these tunic tops and think I will get a lot of use out of this one.  The black sections are sheer, so I will need to wear another top or tank underneath.

It's not often that a piece of fabric goes into and out of the collection with a 24-hour turn around time!!

I also wanted to thank all those who commented on my last post about these tops.  I really appreciate the positive support!


  1. I've learned not to argue with fabric that knows what it wants to become! Such interesting fabric and another great top.

    1. Thank you Louisa! And I totally agree that when a fabric tells you what it wants to be, it usually is right. I just had another fabric talk to me in that way--a fabric that's been sitting on one of the fabric shelves for at least a couple of years suddenly shouted out that it wanted to be a certain Marcy Tilton top. I listened again, the fabric was totally correct, and I have another blog entry in the works now.

  2. What a great fabric! That would have come home with me, too. It looks great as the Adele!