Sandra Betzina Vogue 1429

What I liked about this, Vogue 1429 by Sandra Betzina pattern is the stand up collar, which camouflages my rounded neck, (caused by all this addictive sewing!) I also loved the idea of trying some color-blocking. Plus, well, it's by Sandra Betzina!

I had some difficulty figuring out how the front yolk attached and could only find one pattern review, by Acmena on Pattern Once I saw that, all of Sandra's instructions made sense. Thanks, Acmena!

I originally made the size with a full bust adjustment and it fit well but I think I'm still used to wearing my clothes a little looser. Scroll down to the second set of pictures and you'll see why I knew I'd be making this top again!

On the second top, I decided I would use a woven interfacing on both sides of the color pieces which gave it more structure to stand in place. The first time I used a knit interfacing on the under collar and I found my light knit black fabric seem to move around too much and did not stand up as much as I wanted. 

So on this black and turquoise one, I made size without any full bust adjustment and it fit very well. At the shoulders I had to raise the sleeve cap about an inch and a half, but everything else sewed together very well. The black is a light textured knit, and the turquoise is a stretch knit mesh, all from Fabricville. 

So, this is the first one. If you have been reading my blogs, you know that I feel that I have to build up experience in choosing the correct fabrics for the patterns I try. I put this on, and my husband said, "Beam Me Up, Scotty." EXACTLY, what I was thinking. I had used a ribbed knit in a very greyed out green, and the lighter weight black knit for the accents. Now, I know there are a lot of Trekkies out there, so this pattern is for you, too!

Just to add a little dizziness to your day!

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