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Sewing Vogue Pattern 1940

Updated: Feb 16

Are you ready to create a top that not only looks fabulous but also makes you want to twirl around with joy? Look no further! This beautiful empire waist top will leave you feeling like a fashionista. Get ready to showcase your sewing skills and create a stunning, twirl-worthy masterpiece! Let's get into the details.


Fabric Used

Guess who chose this fabric for me to sew with. My son. I took him to Fine Fabrics with me, and I told him I was looking for a pretty fabric to sew my new top with. I showed him the pattern, and he brought this beautiful floral twill to me. The moment I saw this fabric, it was love at first sight, and I knew it would pair well with Vogue 1940, and I was right, so was my son. I guess I'll be taking him with me whenever I need help picking fabric for a project. The kid has a good eye.

Twill fabric is known for its diagonal weave, which can make it prone to fraying. To prevent fraying, it is best to serge the cut ends of the fabric, and use French seams or overlocking stitches.


Pattern Used/Size Cut


Vogue pattern 1940 is a lined empire waist with a fitted bust area and a deep V-neck bodice with princess seams, and a bow. View B has balloon sleeves with stay, and a beautiful gathered bottom portion. I cut 14, and a 12 in the should area, but it was still a little loose. I was shocked that I had to take in that much of this Vogue pattern in some areas, because Vogue usually runs small. I also had to gather the full circle of the main sleeve to get it to fit in the armhole, even thought the instructions tell you to gather between the large dots. If you decide to sew this, and it is your first time sewing with this brand, I suggest using a muslin to get the fit just right, and then cut into your beautiful fabric.


Final Thoughts

I absolutely enjoyed sewing up this pattern. The style is so chic, feminine, and fun (I twirled a lot while wearing it). It was "Gone with the Wind fabulous honey (in my Kenya Moore voice)." Though I had to make a few adjustments, it did not take away from my love for this amazing pattern. I plan on sewing up this tops over and over again. Stay tuned, View A is next.












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