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Vogue 1486 Fungi Version

There’s a wonderful store in Montreal called MycoBoutique, which is all about the marvelous mushroom. Along with fungi, one can buy all kinds of foraging and collecting equipment, mushrooms themselves, and an assortment of lovely fabrics, all related, in some way, to fungi.

I made my second version of this Vogue 1486 top from a cotton/linen (I think) blend I bought there.

The print is too charming — and the color, in spite of what you see below, which looks like a washed-out gray — is a perfect sky blue, just right to float above mushrooms. The black line drawings let me wear this top with everything black.  Heh, heh: That way I can be both frivolous and serious at the same time.

As I did last time, I put an invisible zipper in the back, and closed the lower hem. I’m not a fan of exposed zippers, and don’t want to wear a metal zipper next to my skin, so this is a much better solution for me.

I had a little trouble with the armhole facings when I made this top for the first time, and assumed it was pilot error. When the same thing happened this time, I realized that something was just slightly off, and that it appeared to be Vogue’s issue.

The facing does not quite fit correctly around the unusual angle of the underarm, and may be microscopically smaller than the top itself. In both cases, I was able to make it work, but next time, I’ll re-draft the armhole facings and see if that gives a better result.

Years ago, I had no trouble at all remembering pattern numbers, but now I count on remembering the envelopes, so I always appreciate seeing those in review posts — here’s this one!

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  1. Bo Zhou
    May 14th, 2021 at 01:01 | #1

    Thank you Noile!
    I m experimenting on drafting and trying to make a top now days but hard to make up my mind what style I want to be going for. Liked yours. What did you use for the liner?

    • Noile
      May 20th, 2021 at 10:29 | #2

      You’re welcome, Bo! Actually, I didn’t use a lining for this top at all. Usually I find that I like wearing linen best when it’s unlined, and the weight of the fabric lends itself well to that. (Or maybe I’m just lazy! Though this particular top is designed to be unlined, so maybe Vogue gets the blame this time?)

  2. Bo Zhou
    May 13th, 2021 at 00:57 | #3

    Wow! This is awesome! I love this pattern and the fabric! I would like to give it a try too! How much fabrics did you need? Bo

    • Noile
      May 13th, 2021 at 08:12 | #4

      Hi, Bo! The pattern calls for 1 yard/91.5 cm in 45 inch/114 cm or the same amount in 60 inch/152 cm in sizes 6 and 8, then adds a quarter-yard more in 45 inch/114 cm for sizes 10 up to size 18. It’s just 1 yard/91.5 cm in 60 inch/152 cm up through all sizes.

      I’m not sure how much I used in this particular fabric, because I added about two inches/5cm whoops, just checked — it was 1 inch/2.5 cm — to the length of the front and back, and because my Canadian-bought fabric was 43 inches/109 cm wide, not 45 inches. I’m not sure how much I bought, and I can’t tell from the remnants, which are on their way to being other things. Good luck with yours, Bo — with your experience, I’ll bet you could draft it if the pattern proves hard to find!