Vogue 8950 top
|Semi-fitted, pullover tunic has yokes, side slits and stitched hems. Back is longer than front, wrong side shows|
Vogue's sizing is maddening, and inconsistent, and it would apparently kill them to put finished garment measurements on a pattern. So I cut a 10 to start. I think I've worn anything from a 6 to a 14 in various Vogue patterns. Before I cut into my fabric I lopped about 3" off of the bottom of the pattern - it was much too long on me, almost a dress. It was entirely too much tunic!
I also added a neck band - I hate finishing knit tops by just turning under the neckline. I just cut it and sewed it on flat, stretching to fit. It's a very basic top to sew, no real issues other than I don't know why you would have to easestitch a sleeve head in a pattern for 2-way stretch knits. Vogue!!! That's the beauty of stretch fabrics. So I just eased it in using the stretch.
Once I had the side seams pinned I realized I had to take in in, so I sewed it with a 1" seam allowance, so that means I took about 2" out of the size 10. If you want it "semi-fitted", as it is described, I would go down about 2 sizes from your measurements. I also took another 3" off of the bottom. The results:
|I get those pulling marks at the shoulders when I stand up straight, which is kind of how I stand. That's also why the black fabric doesn't line up in the front - good posture, and boobs.|
|I laid out the fabric so that different parts of the design would be featured on the front and back. Sometimes I have a plan before I start cutting.|
|My neck band. I HATE turned under necklines in knits.|