A chronicle of my sewing and other creative journeys
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!