Vogue 8229 Again

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Finished another top version of Vogue 8229 with some fabric I picked up at Gail K’s.  (Gawd, I luv that store!) I did some more things differently, mainly, I left off the back darts.  I drew a new hem right below the back dart markings, but I think I could go a bit lower.  I didn’t use a zipper, this top slides overhead easily.
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Back View
I did leave the center back seam, cutting two back pieces (as opposed to turning it into one piece) because the cb seam in this pattern is curved.  Hmm…maybe next time I make this I’ll eliminate it and straighten out the line.
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The armhole was turned under and finished using satin bias tape.
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As much as I like this pattern and this style of neckline, I get tired and lazy with all the handstitching that’s required.  Here, I needed to understitch the neck edge with a hand prick stitch. 
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I was planning on hand-stitching the facing and collar together at the outer edges, but I got impatient and topstitched instead.  It turned out nice enough.  I like this satin-y fabric.  It’s a poly blend and didn’t press well.  Plus, the fabric has glitter somehow embossed on the surface, so pressing was kept to a minimum.
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On to the next project!
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