I decided that I need to write a plan of the things I need to make before moving onto other things. I wrote a plan, which you can see below and then immediately cut and made a simple vintage top, as you do. It is made from a cut up cotton voile, strappy summer dress I bought last year for $10 that was too voluminous, to my ankles, lined in plain cotton voile which basically made it unflattering and way too hot for our summer. I love the bright colours and I love the cotton voile. You may notice that this top was not on the plan.
I'm excited about this top for two reasons. One it worked out and fits and the other reason is because I thought it was a size 14 but it is a size 10. That actually makes more sense as the shoulders, neckline and length is perfect (if just a smidge tight in the bust but I am an E cup).
No gaping in the back either which is something I really struggle with. I'm really pleased with this little top and will make more. It's actually a great starter pattern as it went together in an hour, everything matched perfectly and mades it instant gratification.
Here's my list that I immediately ignored. That's not necessarily the order to sew, just the order I thought of them. I have muslined a Vogue dress (V8871) a few weeks ago but got distracted by the last two Burda tops. I'll go back to it soon. The Vogue 8650 top has been cut out for a number of weeks and should be next I think and I have two pairs of togs (swimmers) cut out, one needing just elastic but is not the right shape for me so may scrap or finish and give to someone. I need togs so I should get onto them too.
This Vogue 8926 pattern above is my 'Morris' blazer pattern. As you can see nearly exactly the same but for the straight hemline.... you can see where I have cut the corner of the front hemline to replicate the Morris. I have a stripe ponte knit I'll try and make this up with but being a size 14 it may be too big. It is only 4 pieces so it's pretty simple.
Here's the 1980 Simplicity pattern for the top jumping the queue! Oh, it's pretty straight from the arm down to the hip so I widened it about 6 cm each side to give it more 'A' shape and to cover my hips. I see more in my future. That line drawing showing some potential colour blocking was done by the last owner. Can you tell making a plan doesn't come naturally to me?