I haven’t made many things from Jennifer Lauren Handmade before – she has quite a lot of dress patterns and I am not that into making dresses. However, when she asked for testers for the Vielle top, I jumped at the chance. It’s the sort of top I wear a lot and is quite versatile.
The pattern is straightforward and easy to sew up quickly. My only downside is that I can’t get my bow on the side to sit as nicely as hers does in the pictures! I think I am tying it wrong somehow.
Not a lot to say about this one, except that I think it will become a TNT for me. I already have a plain blue version cut out – I can see myself making several colours and also the longer sleeved versions when the weather gets colder.
All the deets:
Pattern: Jennifer Lauren Handmade Vielle Top
- I added 2″ length to the bodice
- Graded between the three sizes (hip/bust/waist)
- Added 1.5″ length to the sleeves
Fabric used: Metallic spot stretch (can’t find where I got it from!)
Like it? Wearing it? Yes and Yes!
Notes for next time:
- Quick to make
- Definitely making again – possibly also as a usual bound neck (no bow) and maybe a v-neck variation