SWAP 2018, Vogue 1415 [again] Tom & Linda Platt. Black silky woven fabric [poly?] with a raised swirly pattern.
Yes, this pattern’s getting some serious use for this SWAP! I originally made this top in blue/teal ‘scratched’ velvet from The Italian Textile Company on eBay, and I wear it to DEATH. Version 2, was the red velvet cowl neck version, also for this year’s SWAP.
In the name of making this SWAP as minimal-waste/cost as possible, this black fabric came out of stash. It was originally gifted to me a while back by a fellow Sewing Forum member [and sorry, I can’t remember who, quite disgraceful!] It’s beautiful, very silky, and so nice I wanted to make sure it gets shown off.
So another version of the pleat-front tunic seemed a good idea. It’s beautifully cut, goes together very easily, as long as you mark that pleat cleanly, and there’s not a lot to say about the construction really. I used French seams simply because the fabric is so silky.
No issues, no problems, all done. I LOVE this pattern!
This one is all about the fabric- the texture is so cool, I can’t help stroking the lovely rough swirls. The pleat makes the neckline fall into all sorts of different folds, but none flash bra straps or boobs when you lean forward [ask a teacher why that matters lol]