Vogue 8737, a wearable muslin made in one of the $1.99 knits from Fabric Mart. I am most pleased! I was really taken by this pattern, and was quite curious how it would stitch up. Amazingly, there were minimal pattern changes, and a wearable muslin to boot. Bunga Bunga!
Anyway, you lay it out single layer, and don’t flip it over to produce a front/back or left/right combo. So, it’s two asymmetrical pieces that are then stitched together. I remember doing this when I first started sewing, back in the Pleistocene, and ending up with two left sides. With this pattern, that’s exactly what you’re supposed to have.
I was also intrigued because this meant I wouldn’t have to worry about any kind of forward shoulder adjustment as the sleeve seams don’t line up on the top of your shoulder. Would this really work? Indeedy it does!
I wasn’t too sure about using a facing, but decided to follow the pattern the first time ’round. The facing is OK. I may substitute a binding on the next one. Yes Virginia, there will definitely be a next one!
The pattern envelope, in my mind, looks like dreck. I mean, who wants to wear a washer-woman skirt? And who can, unless you’re 90 pounds and built like a twig? Somewhere along the way, I must have seen the line drawing, otherwise I would have skipped right past this pattern. I will never make the skirt.
4 seams on the serger, cover stitch for the hems and you’re done in 2 hours, less if you don’t have to stop and try things on for fit. Though you can’t see it with this print, there is shirring at the waist, which would also provide visual interest if this top were made in a solid or more petite print.