vogue 2926: the “hangover” top

by puu

in 1950s

The Facts:

Fabric: leftover liberty of london tana lawn “durie” (from modified/self-drafted simplicity 4903)
Pattern: bodice portion of vintage vogue 2926
Year: circa 1950s
Notions: zipper, sew-on snaps
Time to Complete: 4 hours
First Worn: June 22, 2012
Wear Again: yes
Total Price: ~$30
Challenge Theme: “Las Vegas”

this top has been a true “hangover” – i knew i was going to make it since i finished my frankenpatterned version of McCall 7743 last year in august. we went to las vegas to celebrate my grandfather’s 86th birthday and i wore the dress out to dinner one night in celebration.

excuse my bronchitis face. i have a tendency to be what my family calls "sickly."

this pattern was super-easy, but i did try to tweak it for fit with moderately successful results. while it does now more appropriately match by bust-to-neck ration, reducing a great deal of pooling that would have occurred with those super-intense bust gathers, it is rather short-waisted, even for me. my midriff-baring days are (mostly) behind me and this was definitely shorter in that area than i had intended.

i would have finished this one on time (for a change) but i put the zipper in the normal way and realized that i wouldn’t be able to squeeze into it without the skirt (and skirt zipper) opening the CB all the way past my hips. easy fix: i put the zipper back in, upside down, and overcame this issue. i just didn’t have a chance to do that until now, well after the vegas challenge.

it’s been in the 100*F range here for the past two days, so i needed to stay cool. i hope wherever you are, it’s more comfortable than here!

parting shot: the cat wanted to help me cut.

this top was made as part of the sew weekly.
cross-posted from puu’s door of time.

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Miss Ava Kitten June 22, 2012 at 9:44 am

Very very nice, I made this dress in Las Vegas casino fabric for a friend – sensational – and why is it that cats ALWAYS want to be involved/get in the picture!

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Steph June 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

Love love LOVE your interpretation of this pattern. I never would have thought of it & yet now it’s all I want to make. :)

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