Vogue 7997

Vogue 7997

Working on those knit patterns that have plagued me for ages. This one was very easy, just as it suggested on the cover. It can be dressed up or down which is what I like about it. And of course, its comfy!!

I have a few comments on the directions: the elastic chart suggested an amount more than the entire length of the collar, and equal the waist sides. Hmmm, how or why would I cut a piece of elastic longer than the fabric to which I will be gathering in?? Hmmm, so I decided to cut collar sides by barely laying the elastic in the casing and gently pulling it and cutting where it fell. This was still too much (as only really detected when completely done), but so was the amount they were suggesting. So, take your best shot at how you would like to wear the top. I will say that the side collar which I almost ….almost cut the elastic in half the amount, I would next time not be so enthusiastic. (It said 11 inches and I cut 6. Next time I would cut it to about 8-9″ but definitely not 11 since that is two inches either side of top and bottom!???)

V 7997 work

V 7997 work

I will be making more tops from this pattern (sleeveless next), just to get the hang of knit fabrics, and the style is really nice. Looks great on any body! Enjoy this comfy top and be guaranteed a lovely kiss!

Cheers,

Kathleen

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