Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vogue 8880 Top


 I made view "A".


Peplum tops are really popular right now, so thought I'd jump on the bandwagon.

I made my usual size 14, with a few alterations.  I added 1" to the bodice length and also 1-1/2" to the skirt length.   I also added a little to the center from the waist down-more in the back than the front.  Now mine fits me like the model's on the pattern envelope.

I like the pleats at the neckline and extended shoulder/sleeves. I'm a little narrow through the shoulders and upper chest, and often have problems with necklines being too wide, but this fits perfectly.

This is a quick and easy top to make.  The view I made has only 3 pieces: a bodice front & back, plus the peplum.  You make a casing and insert elastic for the waist.

The fabric I used is a soft cotton - I love the print.   I can see this made up a variety of fabrics  - even a stable knit would work.  I've already worn it and it's very comfortable.  I like my new summer top and be using this pattern again.  I plan to make the V-neck version too.


  1. Lovely top Beverly. Great fabric and again - I am jealous of your lovely backdrop.

  2. Hi Beverly - you have been busy making tops - I've just viewed your lace one. Summer must be with you - nice weather for making simple things.

  3. I really like this top! The fabric is gorgeous and the fit on the pattern is very flattering!