This time, I dug way back in the crevices of my pattern filing cabinet and found my version of a “vintage” pattern. Because 1996 is about as vintage as I’m probably interested in going.
This is Vogue 1846 (OOP) by Byron Lars.
I’ve always loved a wrap top. I’ve have too many to count over the years. So while digging through my pattern cabinet I came across this pattern.
And for it to be from 1996, it looks classic and not dated at all.
For this pattern, I made my usual lengthening alterations for a top—I added one inch to the waist and one inch to the sleeve length. I really love the the details of this shirt. Even though the collar is notched, it has a collar band. The sleeves have French cuffs with a placket. And the shaped hemline is what set this pattern apart from the current wrap tops available. Also, this shirt has slightly dropped shoulders. So that’s not a fitting issue…they’re supposed to look like that.
I chose this Italian cotton-blend shirting from MoodFabrics.com. And as the description states: it is indeed lightweight… almost sheer! Keep that in mind if this is a fabric you may be interested in purchasing. Hence the reason for a cami underneath.
I’ve now become completely obsessed with acquiring a few more Byron Lars Vogue Patterns. They’re such classics and would be great wardrobe additions.