After I made a Vogue 8175 top from scraps leftover from making the Kwik Sew 1139 PJ pants, I still couldn't bear to throw the scraps away. I pawed through my patterns to see if I could eke out a top for Iris out of the remainder.
On Pattern Review, one reviewer dissed the pattern because it bunched up at the underarm. I didn't read the instructions, but I suspect that they did not explicitly explain the importance of clipping curves. I stitched the seam with a narrow zigzag and made two tiny clips at the underarm.
I sewed an XS-S, which is the size corresponding to Iris' measurements. It's a bit tight on my dress dummy and my body, but we are a size M. This is an oversized top and you can probably go down one size for a closer, but not tight, fit.
Note to self:
It fits. It looks cute. It provides the perfect amount of back coverage. She refused to model it for the blog. She wants the sleeves lengthened 2" next time.
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