Vogue 1247


Vogue 1247

Would you believe there are 98 reviews for this pattern???  Now, a lot of them are for the accompanying skirt as well, but still….it’s popular!

Based on all of those reviews, I decided to go down two sizes and cut out the size 8.  I like my tops longer than what was pictured on the pattern, so I also added 1 1/2 inches to the hem.

I used this crazy silk scarf print from my stash; I didn’t have much, so I didn’t try too terribly hard to match patterns.




Is this not fun? This top very comfortable.  Making up the smaller size resolved any concerns about the top revealing too much cleavage, but I think it could use another 2 inches in length. Here you can see that the back is two separate pieces, sewn together in the center (if I had more fabric, I would have done a better job of matching the up the print Smile).


Seriously, this top is ROOMY!

I used some pre-packaged bias to finish the neck edge, and I turned up the sleeves twice to finish them.  The instructions called for a separate sleeve facing, but I didn’t finish my sleeves that way.




Here is the sleeve hem, just turned up twice and pressed.  I hand-tacked it in place.
A lot of the reviews mentioned that this top has an oversized hospital scrub vibe, and, yeah, I can see that. But, despite all that this pattern is still very popular.  Why?   Well, it sure is comfortable, especially in this 98 degree weather we’re having.  It’s a great designer pattern, and has no complicated snaps/buttons/zippers.  The trickiest step is getting the pieced points to meet center front.


If the print of your fabric is busy enough, it won’t matter if the points match or not, LOL!

  1. I love the colours – very wild!

  2. Hah! Last night I was ironing one of mine and thinking, should I make another and here you are in this fab print pushing me over the edge! Nicely done!

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