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Vogue 9243!! Its all about the sleeves x

Added Mar 17, 2017

by Mary Athey

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I just love the sleeves on this vogue pattern ! It sews up just like it’s supposed to although it does run a bit big size wise. I didn’t delibritly pick a lookalike fabric but it worked out so well for me. I used this soft peach ( light orange) scuba fabric as I bought five metres for £10 So it was a tester. The sleeves take up a lot of fabric but it’s so worth it for the drama lol. I struggled to get my coat on but it didn’t matter care as I was so glad I made this. I’m making a dress version and I’ve also made three tops from view f. I would highly recommend this . I wore it plus my black trousers I made from.a recent burda issue. I’ve made three pair so far so I’m going to post that later. I wore this to my nieces 18th party last Friday and I had such fun dancing with them sleeves lol x

Difficulty

Intermediate

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For
Women
Garment Type
Tops

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    Jul 16, 2017, 04.12 PMby missjackieo

    this really suits you ,and the colour is great on you . You look really on trend !

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      Jul 17, 2017, 07.14 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comnent. I do love this colour and I have enough left for a dress x

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    Jul 15, 2017, 06.55 AMby JPGagnon

    Ahhh! I’m obsessed with this! It looks great and the sleeves are so fun! :D

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      Jul 17, 2017, 07.14 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I went a bit mad with this pattern and made all the versions x

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    May 31, 2017, 10.24 PMby janene

    This is just incredible… and you look amazing! x

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      Jul 17, 2017, 07.13 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much janene. I just love the sleeves xx

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    May 21, 2017, 11.05 PMby Vladmir Pearson

    What a great dress! Love the way you used your fabrics! You look fantastic! :)

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      Jul 17, 2017, 07.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment xx

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    May 17, 2017, 06.13 PMby MegH

    Can’t believe I’m only seeing this now. LOVE those sleeves, you really pull it off great. Beauty!

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      Jul 17, 2017, 07.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much meg, I think iv e made every version of this top now lol xx

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    May 16, 2017, 10.54 AMby Stacyco

    Wow! Awesome top! Bright color and the original cut of sleeves. Amazing work!

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      Jul 17, 2017, 07.11 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment xx

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    May 16, 2017, 12.23 AMby MontanaDesigns

    Really loving these sleeves!

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      May 16, 2017, 08.03 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment xx

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    Apr 11, 2017, 08.56 AMby burda-user-706414

    Hi Mary, love this blouse (and the colour you chose) and I am thinking of doing it too! Can you tell me how much fabric you ended up using in the end please (and which size too if not too much asking?) I know that ruffles can end up using lot of fabric and so I’d like to have an idea of how much fabric I’ll have to buy! Thank you! :)

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      Apr 15, 2017, 08.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comnent. It was approximately 2 metres of a 60"wide fabric. I had bought 5 metres so I will double check later. I cut out the size 40 as im.aboit a size 14/16 And it was very big.i ended up taking it in on all seams . X

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    Apr 3, 2017, 04.19 PMby Mayke27

    Love it! Bold pattern + colour choice, but it turned out lovely :)

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      Apr 15, 2017, 08.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you for your lovely comment. It’s a cracking pattern xx

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    Mar 30, 2017, 04.47 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Stunning effect!!! I don’t know what doesn’t suit you, Mary… honestly, when I see such incredible clothes on you, I only can admire with your ability to try new and original patterns. It is always the example for me to follow. It looks very nice. Thank you :-)

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      Apr 15, 2017, 08.31 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana. I’m really loving all the sleeve variations on this pattern and so far I’ve made five. The dress is next on my list xx

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    Mar 27, 2017, 02.10 AMby Mokara

    I love this top Mary! It’s so you, lovely color too.

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      Mar 28, 2017, 05.36 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks mokara. I get more wear out of my tops and trousers than anything else. It’s like my staple pieces although I prefer to make dresses. I’ve made all versions of this top now so it’s just the dress to make x

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      Mar 29, 2017, 05.01 AMby Mokara

      I know, I tend to wear more tops and trousers too, it’s just more comfortable, but I love dresses, can’t wait to see the dress you’ll make :)

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    Mar 26, 2017, 01.07 AMby Tzai

    This top reminds me of flamenco dance Mary, I can see how much you love wearing it and that colour suits you so much!

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      Mar 26, 2017, 08.53 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much tzai. I still have about two and a half metres of this fabric left so I will make a dress. The sleeves are fab and I did love dancing and waving them lol x

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    Mar 24, 2017, 03.49 PMby kisses

    Fab top Mary…..love those sleeves

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      Mar 24, 2017, 07.45 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much daina. I can’t wait to start in my dress version. The princess seams add shape and are quick to see up as opposed to darts x

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    Mar 22, 2017, 11.29 AMby nrobson

    About the sleeves- and I like them! And in a gorgeous color! ;p

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      Mar 22, 2017, 09.16 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks for your lovely commrnt Nadia r. Im starting on the dress version this weekend x

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    Mar 22, 2017, 03.02 AMby ronnielee

    NO – it’s not all about the sleeves, it’s all about you!! Great job Mary, top looks fabulous. Colour is a stunner, and so are you! Looking forward to seeing the dress.. Love all the pics of the family, looks like a great night. too xx

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      Mar 22, 2017, 09.15 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much Ronnie Lee. I’m really into sleeves at the moment and this pattern is definatly a winner. I thought I’d put some pics of the birthday party in as it was such a lovely family and d friends night x

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    Mar 21, 2017, 01.01 PMby lisascarolina

    Fantastic top! And you are right…. it is all about those beautiful sleeves!! You look beautiful in that coral. :)

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      Mar 21, 2017, 10.13 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I will be making the dress version this weekend. Its just the deciding on what fabric to use. X

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    Mar 20, 2017, 07.59 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    What a spectacular top!!! This one definetely carries your signature, this top is YOU!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.54 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much elpida for your lovely comment. This is one of my favourite tops. I just love the sleeves x

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    Mar 20, 2017, 12.25 PMby Ivanamania

    I just love these sleeves!!!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.55 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you and aren’t they great. So much drama and so much like me lol x

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    Mar 20, 2017, 04.38 AMby alice9163

    Wow this is a fun blouse indeed. So unique and eye catching. I love the sharing of all the unrelated pics too! How original!!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 05.57 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi Alice and thanks for your lovely comment. I wore the top to my nieces 18th party and I thought I would include some photos from the night. It was a fun night in a fun top x

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    Mar 20, 2017, 12.38 AMby izbott

    This is fun! Mary you look awesome and yes your hair is great☺

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.06 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I do love this top as it’s fun. My daughter did my makeup and I flicked my hair out. X

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    Mar 19, 2017, 10.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    WOW! I just love your top!! ;-) and your hair :)

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.07 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much Ellen for your lovely comment. We had such a fun night at my nieces 18th party and all the family where there which was lovely. The sleeves on this are fab and I intend to make all the versions x

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    Mar 19, 2017, 07.32 PMby chula123

    wow, those sleeves are very dramatic!! Love this on you, and the colour really suits you!! I saw a similar dress pattern somewhere, not sure if it was Vogue, McCall or NewLook, but funny enough it was in almost the same colour as your top. I might actually look for that one again now I/ve seen your top :-)) xx

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.10 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks Chula. I did buy another one which is similar. I think it’s mccalls (must check) the sleeves where slightly different do I bought it. Im making a dress version but I’ve not decided on weather to chiffon the sleeves or Not!! I’ve made three tops from.view f but I only used one layer of chiffon as it’s so fiddly to work with. This would suit you x

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      Mar 20, 2017, 04.06 PMby chula123

      I’ve had another look and what I saw was a dress from Vogue (no 8945) and I have just ordered it :-)))

      hahaha, snap…. so did I, am a sucker for cowl necks :-))
      just annoyed cos shortly before looking at Lindsay’s gorgeous dress, I’d ordered a few patterns from weaverdee and had I seen her dress before I could have saved myself the 99p delivery :-((

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      Mar 20, 2017, 09.31 PMby Mary Athey

      I just checked and that was on my list as well lol. I’ve just bought the vogue one with the big cowl neck and cut out back . Lindsey made one and I just loved it. X

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    Mar 19, 2017, 04.15 PMby Lindsay Hodgson

    This is fabulous Mary – really makes you shine!! Love it

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.11 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks Lindsay. I love vogue patterns but I normally avoid them as they’re difficult .This was classed as easy? But it’s not. You need to know what you’re doing with them sleeves. Later upon layer lol x

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      Mar 20, 2017, 10.59 AMby Lindsay Hodgson

      You know – I am seeing a lot of comments about Vogue patterns these days. I had put it down in the past to me tinkering with them and doing my own thing but actually I think they often seem to be tricky and a bit ‘off’ especially with fitting!

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    Mar 18, 2017, 11.00 PMby sewneenee

    Omg love this top, and the color looks great on you! I’m going to attempt a dramatic sleeve top this spring!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you sewneenee. These sleeves look great for sprung summer. I’ve made version f with chiffon sleeves which i will post and it looks dramatic as well.im looking forward to seeing a too or two from you x

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    Mar 18, 2017, 10.54 PMby liliv-1

    So dramatic! Very nice bold look!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much liliv. Im ready for Spain now lol. I might actually take the dress version with me x

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    Mar 18, 2017, 07.35 PMby TeenyUK

    Oooh you look like a gorgeous flamenco dancer! :)

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.13 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much teenyuk. That is such a lovely compliment. I do love a bit of drama and this top achieved that lol x

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    Mar 18, 2017, 05.46 PMby sarahsdaughter

    What can I say? BRILLIANT !!!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.15 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks sarahsdaughter for your lovely comment. This was a trial run and I ended up loving the top. I’ve worn it out three times now and it always makes me smile x

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    Mar 18, 2017, 01.36 PMby Stacyco

    Wow! Wonderful project!

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.16 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks stacyco for your lovely comment. I can’t recommend this pattern highly enough. The top turned out exactly like it should’ve x

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    Mar 18, 2017, 09.00 AMby Beccki

    Oh Mary I just love, love, love this top it is absolutely fabulous and so on trend at the moment it looks fabulous on you and well worth the amount of material I wish this was in my wardrobe, can’t wait for the dress version.

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      Mar 20, 2017, 08.17 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you becci your comment is so lovely. Im working on the dress version now x

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    Mar 18, 2017, 08.05 AMby kaitiek

    yay, it is so nice to see what this pattern looks like on a real person! Nicely done!

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      Mar 18, 2017, 09.01 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks. I was hoping it would turn out nice and it’s exactly like the pattern. Very dramatic x

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