I fell in love with Vogue 9206 instantly. I love the soft gathers, raglan sl
The almost part is that chiffon is super sheer, too sheer for me tor a blouse. So it needed a black lining. The only question was which lining should I use? An inexpensive satin polyester, to match the polyester chiffon? Or should I indulge in black silk habotai from my dancewear stash? I thought two layers of polyester might be a little bit too warm to be comfortable. And, the chiffon was really nice chiffon. So I splurged and lined it with silk. It feels awesome! I also used silk to make the neck band, cuffs, and front facings.
I hate sewing polyester chiffon. It’s slippery, uncooperative stuff. In an effort to tame the unruly fabric, I machine basted the chiffon pieces to their silk companions before trying to use them. It helped a lot, but the chiffon was still grumpy.
I sewed the silk and chiffon layers together at the sleeve seams. I sewed the silk and chiffon layer separately at the side seams. The hem is a simple serger rolled hem with black metallic thread.
I love my finished top! I will make this pattern again, when the right fabric comes along. Next time I will make the armholes a little higher, to give a little bit more mobility.
Pattern Description: Button front blouse with long raglan sleeves, neck band, gentle gathers, and asymmetrical front opening.
Pattern Sizing: Misses – exactly like usual Vogue sizing
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes,
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the interesting asymmetrical front and soft gathers
Fabric Used: Polyester chiffon from Fabric Mart lined with black silk habotai from Dharma Trading Co and glass buttons from Ebay
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Only the lining because the chiffon is so sheer
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I recommend it. Yes, I think I will make it again, perhaps in a solid color.