Teal Vogue 1635 (Pattern Review)


At the start of the year, I treated myself to a number of patterns in the McCall’s super sale on their US website. They were selling all patterns for $3 including Vogue patterns*. Obviously, I’ve had to have some. Among those patters was the Vogue 1635* (which you can also buy at Minerva.com*) which I chose to make using a lovely Lady McElroy Ponte Roma Double Knit Fabric Teal*.

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In my haste to make my top, I did not read the instructions properly and chose the longest zipper I had in my stash, which was white. I thought it had potential and a little contract would be nice.

As I started working on the project and got to the point of having to insert the zipper into the garment, I realised that actually needed an open ended zipper. I’ve gone back to my zippers stash, and luckily for me I managed to find one that it’s perfect for this project and matches the colour of the fabric perfectly.

I feel that the stand-up collar is not sitting up as I would have expected. This is mainly because the fabric is too soft. I suspect if the top is made in scuba, which tends to be stiffer the when zipped up the collar will have more structure.

For more information on my thoughts on the fabric please check out my post on Minerva website here*.

Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Vogue 1635 Misses’ loose fitting top in two lengths. It has stand-up collar and separating exposed zipper from collar to the lower edge of one of the sleeves.

Sizing: Y: XSM(4-6) SML(8-10) MED(12-14) Z: L(16-18) XL(20-22)

Fabric: 1.5 m Lady McElroy Ponte Roma Double Knit Fabric Teal*, 0.8 knit interfacing

Notions: 30″ open ended zipper

Modifications: I cut a Medium for view A. On the back piece applied a 1.5 cm swayback adjustment.

Instructions: they were easy to follow

Fit: OK. I found the sleeves a little long on me. Keep in mind that I am only 5ft2(156 cm).

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?: yes.

Watch out for: n/a

Make Again?: yes. However, I need to shorten the sleeves length by 2-3 cm.

Although this pattern has two views, I can only see the top version being made. Not quite sure why the patterns designer chose to add a longer version. I think, I would have paired the top with a simple trouser pattern, rather than a dress/tunic version.

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