VikiSews Laura and a coupon code for you!

 

Styled with Quay sunglasses (Amazon affiliate link), Blank NYC skirt (old), Chloe bag, Vivaia boots (gifted)

I am so thrilled to announce that I have been chosen as a VikiSews brand ambassador. For my application, I sewed the VikiSews Laura knit top, which I am reviewing today.

Pattern Description

Laura is a close-fitting long sleeve top. It features long set-in sleeves and an asymmetrical neckline finished with binding. The long sleeve top is hip-length.

Sizing & Fit

Sizes: 34-46, with height variations from 154-184 cm

I made the size 36 with no fit alterations. I have found in the past that VikiSews patterns tend to fit me pretty well with minimal alterations. For this particular design, I did find the upper arms and armholes to be a little tight, but my fabric did not quite have the required stretch, which may have affected the fit. 

Also, the guns have been expanding over the past few months, so it might be time for me to investigate a full-bicep adjustment.

Fabric/Notions

The fabric I used is 2 yards of a burnout stretch velvet that I received for free from Morex Fabrics with no obligation to share. To be truthful I wouldn't have picked this print for myself but the uniqueness of it really grew on me. I get witchy or Halloween-ish vibes from it and I think it works really well with the style of the pattern.

For notions, I did my usual addition of 1/4" twill tape to stabilize the shoulder seams.

Instructions & Construction Details

To be honest I didn't really follow the instructions. It's pretty much your standard t-shirt construction except that you fold the neckband to the inside and coverstitch it down instead of doing a typical visible neckband construction.

I decided to do lettuce hems on the sleeves and hem of the top because I thought it complemented the style of the tee.

Would I Sew It Again?

I really like this. The asymmetrical neckline is different from everything else in my wardrobe. I do want to sew one more version in a solid color but I will probably refrain from making more than that because it's such a unique detail that I don't feel like I need endless numbers of them in my closet.

You can get 20% off of this pattern and all other English language patterns at VikiSews by using my code SARA (case-sensitive). If you make a purchase using my code I will receive a small percentage of the purchase price at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!

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