It is no secret I adore my V1507. Thinking about it I adore most of my me mades! It is the first pattern I’ve made using one of the big pattern brands in probably twenty years. This make was completely inspired by Sophie at @adaspragg. Her style and the way she plays with proportion is next level. And she can pull it off. Although I could never mirror that style and dress sense, I love to do my version of makes that inspire me.
I attempted to cut this pattern from various fabrics in my stash with each choice coming up short in fabric yield. This pattern takes a whooping 2.2 to 2.8mts of fabric depending on the width of your fabric. The amount of fabric is due to the layers and large curved pattern pieces.
I picked up a cotton dobby in Hong Kong that had just enough fabric to fit all the pattern pieces.
This make was a little bit fiddlely with all the roll hemming required and the pattern had additional seam allowance on the lower edges to sew a fold line, then trim, then fold and sew the hem. Personally I found this process quite time consuming and un necessary if you are used to sewing double turned or rolled hems.
Next time I will reduce the pattern pieces on the rolled hem edges by 1.5cm and use a roll hem foot to finish the edges. Segway here, if you don’t own a roll hem foot for your machine do yourself a favor and invest in one. They are amazing once you get the hang of them. It’s my favorite bonus foot.
Once all of the roll hemming is out of the way the top did come together quite quickly. Do double check when joining your sleeves that you have the overlap the same way around on both sides.
To get the tie looking great on the back, I tie the top before putting it on. It slips on easy with the tie done up and you don’t have to be a contortionist trying to tie the back once it is on.
V1507 is a beautiful warmer weather top that can be worn with jeans, shorts or a skirt. The back detail is super cute and covers the bra strap which is a must for me.