Vogue 8737: Stripes

IMG_2543Almost, but not quite too late in the season.

Another rendition of Vogue 8737, the Milkmaid T, as I tend to call it. No matter how I try, every time I see the front of the pattern envelope, I think of Marie Antoinette and Petit Trianon, pretending to milk the goats in her finery.

But, enough history!

I tried stripes this time, and think they worked out very nicely.  When my arms are down, the stripes on the sleeves are vertical, when raised, like Flora is showing, they match the body of the top.  It’s a nice trick.

The fabric is some mystery poly knit from Fabric Mart Fabrics, long gone from their inventory.  It is very textural, with thin sheer sections between each of the heavier knit stripes.  The 3/4 length sleeves will come in very handy – cool enough for the warming days, warm enough for after sunset.  Ruching at the sides to hide the fact that I’ve been eating way too many french fries of late!