Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wearing Literature

For some reason I only want to sew tops.   A recent one is Vogue 8906, a very easy pattern for a loose fitting top with neck line variations and front and back pleats.   I  made view C with the front opening, but used the slightly shorter sleeve length of view B. I shopped my stash and used a teal colored linen/cotton blend, printed with  Italian phrases in different fonts. 



Vogue 8906 pattern
 
I have no recollection of when I purchased this fabric, and  I was curious what the Italian phrases said. Typing one of phrases in a translator wasn’t very enlightening. References to Peter and the Nazarenes made me think they were related to the bible, but the mention of the Pope ruled that out.  A Google search on one of the phrases turned up as an exact match to lines in Dante’s Divine Comedy, an epic poem describing his travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven. Interesting, well at least I know, if someone should ask what is written on my blouse.

Vogue  8906

Vogue 8906

20 comments:

Donna DeCourcy said...

The top is very flatering. I love the color, and the peplum style. Nicely done!

Rebecca said...

The blouse has a great silhouette. Very flattering.

Angela said...

Your top looks great on you. I love the style and the color. And how cool it is to be wearing quotes from Dante!

Valerie said...

Lovely top and it suits your figure perfectly.

Dixie said...

Love the fabric you used for this top. The color is stunning and looks terrific on you, as does the style. Really nice make!

Vicki said...

Really nice!

Faye Lewis said...

The top is very cute on you Audrey!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

What a great new top in an interesting fabric!

katherine h said...

This looks better on you than on the pattern envelope. Lovely

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Fun fabric and very classy top!

overflowingstash said...

That's a really flattering top on you! The color, the print, even the buttons work so well with the simple yet interesting silhouette of the pattern. Great make!

mem said...

That looks REALLY great . Love everything about it !

Linda said...

Great looking top! Interesting translation--I am reading Don Brown's "Inferno" which has a theme around Dante and the Divine Comedy.

Digs said...

Very fetching. Love the definitely-not-skintight look,and the pleats create a wonderful peplum effect. A winner!

Marie-Noƫlle Lafosse said...

This top is very flattering the perfect match with your pants and has a great print

Roz said...

The color is outstanding on you and a very flattering silhouette.

Sharon said...

Lovely top, it looks great on you. I wish I had your problem, I only seem to be sewing for the bottom half.

Carole Mellin said...

If I had your waist, I'd make that top, too! It looks great on you and perfect color.

Gail said...

Love the shape and the print is interesting. Not sure I'd like people trying to read it!

becki-c said...

Wow, I have NEVER seen anyone make this silhouette work like you. I have seen this pleated, peplum look quite wrong on myself and several other people. But you really picked the perfect color and perfected the fit in the perfectly draping fabric.