So this is my first post here and first I just want to say thank you for having me. I was prompted to join by this month’s challenge since I just so happen to have just finished a second version of V8805.
I made this for Thai New Year (Songkran) which was earlier this month. It is horrendously hot (like 40 C) so I needed something cool and comfortable so this pattern certainly fit the bill. I also wanted to use some of my gorgeous handwoven Thai mudmee (ikat) fabric so I didn’t want anything with too much detail. I just wanted something simple to showcase the fabric. And again, this pattern does that.
I also wanted a quick and easy make. Don’t we all? And since I had made this already (more than once as you’ll see below) no alterations were necessary. so a no brainer really. You can read more about this version here.
Actually my first version was also a quick and easy make. It only required a forward shoulder adjustment and a little length. Oh and the obligatory lowering of the neckline which it seems every single sewist has had to do. I also found that this meant the back opening was no longer necessary making it even quicker and easier.
It is also no doubt so popular because with a change of fabric you can completely change the look of it and no one but you (or other sewists) will realise that it is the same pattern. And it doesn’t just work as dresses….
I have also made a blouse and tunic version of this very versatile pattern.
The black silk top was actually my original very wearable muslin. Which was in high rotation and garnered compliments every time I wore it. Not that you’d know by the truly horrendous accompanying photo:) And the tunic is just the right length by simply leaving off the lower pattern piece.
Actually I’d almost forgotten just what a great top this makes (too hot for the silk right now). Mmm I think I might have an idea…