SLS Summer Top Series 4

Does anyone else feel they should set a phone reminder so as not to forget to purchase Vogue patterns when they are on sale?

Vogue 8982, Marcy Tilton

Missed one sale – and found another.   Which allowed my to purchase Marcy Tilton’s vest/jacket pattern (Vogue 8982.)

Vogue 8982 Options

Love the simplicity AND the complexity of the design.  The pattern includes options for both knit and woven fabrics.

The SLS (Sizeable Linen Stash) contained some very gauzy black/ecru stripe.  It was not exactly in the form of yardage – it was a pair of wide-leg pants I had made years ago and never really worn.  The fabric was too nice – and at would, of course, be perfect for something/someday so I kept the pants.

Striped Linen and Buttons from The Stash. Lining is a new purchase.

Striped Linen and Buttons from The Stash. Facing Fabric is a new purchase.

With just a bit of piecing, I was able to cut out the vest main pattern pieces.

I searched through The Stash looking for a bright pink/magenta print facing fabric … and to my surprise was not able to find anything.

So (merrily) off to the LFS to break the Destashification Rules.

This 100% cotton eyelet weave with an aqua background could not have been further from the pink/red combination I set off to find, but I kept going back to it.  The colors include a “weathered” black and ecru that matched the linen perfectly.

Striped Top

Striped Top

Luckily, The Button Stash had the perfect matching aqua.  I layered them over some appropriately sized plain ecru buttons.

The facings used almost as much linear fabric as the main vest pieces. The front band facing piece extends under the collar so it is quite a long single piece.

Note to self:  Gauze linen stretches.

Especially in comparison to a 100% cotton eyelet weave print that has been interfaced!.

Much hand basting was required prior to topstitching the facings to the linen.

I love the top.  It will go nicely with ecru or black shorts when the temperatures soar (like tomorrow – 97 degree expected).

Back View

Back View

With the exception of the stretchiness and some confusion as to which way was up on the back side piece, the pattern went together very easily.

Waist shaping was added to the back by curving a modified center back seam.

Striped Top

Striped Top

I will definitely make this top again….

…and have already searched the SLS for another gauzy linen.

If I modify the pattern for the second top, it would be to make it just a just a bit longer in the back.





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4 Responses to SLS Summer Top Series 4

  1. I made it!! says:

    I was looking at this pattern myself. Nice to see it in real life. It looks very nice!

  2. Mary says:

    This is super pretty, especially with the quiet stripes.

  3. pjdavidson says:

    I sewed this same pattern up yesterday in a large floral print. Thanks for the tip about modifying the pattern to include a center back seam for shaping. I will do that to mine today. I lengthened my vest/top a few inches after trying on my muslin. Love the striped fabric…looks great!

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