vogue 2923 tops

Vogue 2923 woven top

My youngest, DD3, loves tank tops of all kinds and varieties, which makes for fun use of shorter lengths of fabric. Enter the gathered top from OOP Vogue 2923, a DKNY design.

The first version is in a polyester pebble crepe, which I purchased from Fabricland. Every now and then there is a winner of a fabric to be purchased from my local store. I also made a second version of this top with this fabric. Arctic icy blue is DD3’s favourite colour.

Vogue 2923 top woven back

And another version in red rayon jersey from EOS, which is worn very often, even now that the weather has changed.

Vogue 2923 Burda 10-2013-140

And here’s the back. The pattern directions call for jersey, but there is so much ease that it works just as well with a woven fabric. Confession: I salvaged a wadder cardigan project to make the red top, and had to piece it together down the CF and the left back. Funnily enough, the piecing isn’t noticeable when DD3 is wearing it, unless one looks hard for it.

Vogue 2923 top back

One caveat for this pattern: when made up in jersey, the straps, which are supposed to be cut on the bias (I cut them on the straight grain) stretch out like crazy. For the red version I ran a length of piping cord through in order to keep it at the correct length.

And that is the last of the summery tops for this year. On to garments suited to the cooler weather.

Tell me, do you have a favourite go-to tank or tee or top pattern for 1m lengths of fabric?

2 thoughts on “vogue 2923 tops

  1. Ooh pretty! So summery and fresh and lovely colours. I am especially partial to the first one. (Ice blue was a favourite colour in my youth!) PS I also love DD3’s hairstyle in the first picture.

  2. This pattern has been on my list! Thanks for the warning on the straps. I wanted to make the entire outfit, and have yet to find the combo of fabric that works together AND is suitable. I love what’ you’ve done here, and I think I may try a version of the top with a dress I didn’t care for much a couple of years back that’s never been worn (but I loved the silk jersey print too much to donate…) Beautiful work, as always!

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