Black and Grey Wrap Sweater – Vogue 9111

If there are any of you who follow my blog regularly I apologize that I haven’t been posting much lately. There are several reasons for that most importantly I had some orders for TipStitched to fill, which is great! I want to keep my customers happy! Secondly, I think I needed a little break after the Fabricista Fashion Challenge. And lastly it has been very gloomy here for the last couple of weeks so the few pieces I have sewn I couldn’t photograph. But the sun is finally back out and I was able to get a few pics of this cute top!v9111_front

I have to admit I would have never given Vogue 9111 a second glance based on the pattern envelope. The image on the envelope looks sort of boring and baggy to me, but when Mimi G used it for her Michael Levine October Mini Dress Sew Along I thought “I have to have that pattern”. StyleSewMe also sewed up a beautiful navy blue version keeping it as a top.  That is part of the reason I follow other sewists…to steal oops I mean be inspired by their vision. Often times I see a piece by a blogger and think “really?? they made that from that pattern?” All of us see things differently and I’m happy when someone can open my eyes to something I would have missed.

Vogue 9111

In her sew along Mimi G modifies the View B top into a mini dress, which I love and still plan to make.I decided to stick to the top because I never sew tops and I need to, especially for fall/winter. If you follow me on periscope (@frougiefashionista) you may have seen my Fabric Haul show and tell video about a month back. (FYI I have another piece coming this week sewn up from another fabric I showed off in that video.) This black and gray sweater knit was from that shopping trip. I grabbed it at a local store’s remnant sale for just $1.99/yd!!! It was about 2 yds so just $4 dollars! I thought this fabric would be perfect for the top as I thought the stripes would show of the wrap detail beautifully.

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Sorry for the squinty eyes. It was sunny, finally!

I was unsure at first whether to cut a Small or Medium. I was hoping a small would work but didn’t want to be in denial about my weight gain and sew a piece that was too small to wear. I ended up going with a small even though that only allowed 1″ of ease in the bust area and 2″ of negative ease at the hip. That is partially because I tend to like my clothing fitted but mostly because I only and about 2yds of fabric and the Medium called for 2-3/8 yds. Also I had read a couple of reviews that said the pattern ran large. (In general I do cut a small in Vogue loose fitting patterns. see here and here)

View B came together quickly mainly because it only consists of 3 pattern pieces (front, back and sleeve). There is a considerable about of narrow hemming (the neckline from wrap end to wrap end and the bottom hem) which I typically hate but really wasn’t that bad. All in all it took a few hours to sew up I would guess.

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I definitely plan on making more of these, possibly View C at some point, but first I think I will View B in a mini dress. I have some fabric on the way I think will be perfect for a holiday dress.


 

Pattern: Vogue 9111 (view B)

Pattern Description Loose-fitting, pullover top has neck and hemline variations, narrow hem, and stitched hem on sleeves. Wrong side may show on hemline. B and C: Mock-wrap, bias front. Note: No provisions provided for above waist adjustment.

Sizing: (XS-S-M), (L-XL-XXL)

Difficulty: 1/beginner

Fabric Used: Grey and Black Jersey Sweater Knit

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? No it looked much better (to me)

Were the instructions easy to follow? Easy but the narrow hemming might be annoying to some.

Likes: I like the wrap front as I think it is flattering.

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None. I cut a size smaller than the sizing chart recommends (S)

Would I sew it again? Yes I want to make another top in View B and a mini dress version of View B (tutorial by Mimi G here)

Would I recommend it to others? Definitely!

Conclusion: Great quick sew for a dressed up sweater.

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Nakisha says:

    It turned out really cute!

    I ran and bought it after seeing ecs81’s review on PR. I have to find time to sew this. It’s really fantastic over skinny pants/jeans. No worries…We’ll have cold weather til May! LOL!

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    1. frougiefashionista says:

      Thank you Nakisha. I saw ecs81’s review and Mimi G mini dress version and loved both so I had to make it! Of course I can’t wait to see yours!

      I’ll have to whip up a couple more soon because thankfully though it feels like forever the south has prerty short fall/winters. I already have the fabric for a second top and a mini dress!

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  2. That looks like something I could make over and over again! Just lovely. I like seeing things sewn up in real life better than a just a drawing.

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    1. frougiefashionista says:

      Definitely. I see myself making this at least twice more.

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  3. Myra says:

    What a beautiful top! You did a great job and I agree with Nakisha, I have to get this pattern now! A great top for fall winter!!

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  4. Myra says:

    What a beautiful top! I agree with Nakisha and I have to run out and purchase this pattern now! A great top for fall/winter and I see why you would want to make multiples!

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    1. frougiefashionista says:

      Thank you! Go grab it! I’m sure you’ll love it.

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  5. It looks great! I haven’t seen it in a striped fabric before! That illustration is so uninspiring. But, it came out great!

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    1. frougiefashionista says:

      Thats Eryn! I was unsure about the stripes but I like them.

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