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Vogue 1429


I spotted this pattern a month ago and immediately thought “golf!”  I’d been on the look out for a  top with a collar that was a little different from the usual polo style top that golfers wear.  Not just because I wanted to be different, I’m a tad scared of plackets!

This pattern was marked as easy, so although the collar didn’t look too straight forward, I thought it would be easier that the dreaded placket.


I chose to make the sleeveless version as I didn’t have enough fabric to make one with sleeves.  I was either going to use a grey ponte knit (leftover from my sisters coco) or a black viscose jersey (refashioned from an old top).  For the contrast I was using some leftovers from my scuba knit espresso leggings.

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I wasn’t being a skin flint using the scraps – this was hopefully going to be a wearable muslin – according to the instructions I could alter the fit on the side seams if needed, and other than that it should fit!

I cut out the contrasting collar super carefully – I think fussy cut may be the right phrase here!  It would have been a disaster if each side wasn’t identical!

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After cutting one side I made some notes on the pattern piece to help get the mirror image for the other side. I also took a photo with my phone with the pattern on top so I could check it was right before I cut it out.

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I used the back viscose jersey for the wrong sides of the collar and the facings which made them less bulky. It all came together really easily, and was interesting too as I’ve never made anything with this type of collar before.

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I used the back viscose jersey for the wrong sides of the collar and the facings which made them less bulky.  It all came together really easily, and was interesting too as I’ve never made anything with this type of collar before.

For the arm holes I just used a strip of the check scuba fabric and applied it like a facing.

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I needed to trim away some of the excess bulk:

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But then was able to flip it over and stitch without any pressing – this scuba doesn’t change one bit even after a good press!!  Well, except for melting I s’pose!

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I was really excited when I woke up today!  It’s Tuesday and it was sunny! My new golfing attire was about to make it’s debut at the golf club!  But then it snowed.  It hailed.  And it blue a gale!

I was in a dilemma as to what to wear.  I really wanted to wear my new top, so I layered up and covered my lovely new top with a jumper and waterproof jacket!

I did manage some photos after the game (which I won!  we were playing out first round of the club knock out).

These are selfies taken in the locker room!



When end I left the club I called at my mums to collect H and a photo shoot  it was freezing outside.  Gorgeously sunny, but so so windy.  We retreated to the greenhouse – lots of light, scorching hot and no wind!





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The last photo is almost full length – I’ve shorted my pants by about 6 inches.  They were neither long or short before!

I have a feeling there’ll be a few more 1429’s in my wardrobe before the year is out.  I’m definitely going to make at least one as a dress – I bet it would look cool with the new Morris blazer, which sort of just slipped into my basket whilst browsing the Grainline website today.  Ooops! Like quite a few off you out there it’s suddenly jumped right to the front if my sewing queue!

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  1. corrineappleby says

    What a great outfit! I really like that collar, it’s so different. I hope everyone on the golf course will get to see next time!

    • Thanks Corrine! The collar reminded me a bit of Star Trek at first, but now it’s finished that’s forgotten! πŸ˜€

  2. You look flippin’ ace in your ensemble! Very designer!!! Perhaps i’ll pretend to play golf so i can have an outfit like yours! 😍

    • Thanks Nee!
      You wanna have a go! Seriously! Golf clubs are crying out for new lady golfers, and offering loads of incentives. ⛳️

  3. Very cool new outfit you have there! I might have to pick this one up–I really like Sandra Betzina patterns. I wonder if I’d have trouble with the collar flopping over, though; I’m unlikely to find a heavy knit like that here.

    • Thanks! I’ve played golf for 17 years and this is my favourite golf top by miles!
      The scuba’s light in weight but does have structure, it’s lined and the linings interfaced so it’d still stand up with a softer fabric, the cut of it helps too. πŸ˜ƒ

  4. Love-love-love that collar!!! Looks great with the new cut, too ~ such a fashion statement you’re making. πŸ™‚ All you need now is a hat – anything left of that scuba? (Sorry, hat lover here – forgive my obsession.) And congrats on winning the game, too! del x

    • Thanks Del! There’s a bit left of the scuba, I threw away the leftover grey ponte – forgot about making a hat!! I’m trying to not save as many scraps. Might be able to rustle up a sun visor tho! X

  5. What a brilliant top! It’s great when your hobbies collide. I’m a runner and although I’ve bought a pattern from Fehrtrade I haven’t made anything yet. Bit nervous of anything which isn’t straightforward 100% cotton but get you – scuba! A really classy make – well done you x

    • There’s some cool running outfits out there! Just dive in! This whole outfit only cost me Β£4 (without the pattern) as I used cheap fabric & leftovers. Next time might splash out!
      I saw some running leggings on fehrtrade – I made a dress with the same fabric!! Have a rummage in your stash & just go for it! πŸ˜ƒ

    • Ooooo! Can’t wait to see yours! there’s not many out there to look at!
      I’ve my pdf stuck together for the Morris. Was going to get started last night but I didn’t have enough interfacing. Hopefully will be able to pick some up today whilst I’m working and make a start tonight! πŸ˜ƒ

    • Thanks Theresa! There’s some snazzy dressers out there, but at least I know no ones got an outfit like mine! β›³οΈπŸ˜ƒβ›³οΈ

  6. Chic. Elegant. Simply put – that style suits you so much! The dress will also be amazing. Cant wait to see it! That collar is lush😍

    • Aw, thanks Hila, I’m sure it wouldn’t have look quite as good with my long hair, the big chop was a good move. And I love the word ‘lush’. Reminds me of my in-laws from South Shields – they say it all the time πŸ˜ƒ

    • Thanks! It’s perfect for this style. I made a dress out of some a while back, (different pattern) I’ve only wore it twice so I might chop it up! πŸ˜ƒ

  7. Fab collar and I love the leggings even more with a matching top – I used to quite fancy having a go at golf and your cute outfits are making me think about it again…

    • Aw you really need to play! I mean, I need you to play. At my club!! That would be fab!! Let me know if you want to go to the driving range, I’ve got spare clubs and everything (it’s a bit like sewing, you just accumulate stuff!). ⛳️⛳️⛳️⛳️⛳️⛳️⛳️

  8. springystitches says

    Great outfit! I like the length of the trousers and that collar is gorgeous. Loving your new haircut too! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Sth! Now the haircuts settling down and I’m learning what products work best I’m loving it too! πŸ˜ƒ

    • The outfits looking good out there, and the ladies were saying ‘no, you’ve not made that outfit…!’ I think my next one will have a leopard collar to match my Yasmin yoke skirt! πŸ˜ƒ

  9. Fabulous outfit. That collar works really well in that scuba. Unfortunately not one for me. I seem to get makeup on anything that sits around my neck.
    I’ve tried to find similar scuba check online but all I come up with is floral. Let me know if you see any whilst browsing the web.

  10. Thanks Lucie! I manage to get make-up on collarless tops! I’m useless! I lined this in black so it’s ok.
    I bought this scuba fabric from lucky fashions in Dewsbury. I’m hopefully popping down on Saturday so will let you know what they’ve got in. πŸ˜ƒ

  11. I love the lines on this top, so cool! It looks awesome on you. The collar is so different and absolutely fab. You will be the best dressed golfer out there πŸ™‚

  12. Fiona M says

    Very snazzy indeed!
    Guess where I’ve been today? πŸ˜‰
    Clue: begins with D and ends with Y, and I came home with more than I went with!

    • I’m jealous!! I’ve not been since the meet up. Am planning on going this Saturday. What did you buy?!?! πŸ˜ƒ

      • Fiona M says

        fabworks: 2 nice green linens for a holiday tunic, blue marl knit for a cardigan, some nice lacey poly stretch stuff for some kind of top, and a couple of Avoca goodies being sold off – a tiny silk skirt, beautifully lined, for a fiver (it’ll fit my friend’s teenager beautifully) and a green wool scarf for me.
        At Lucky Fabrics: more tunic linen x 2, and some of that pretty denim blue & white striped floral fabric that ALL the Spoolettes except me bought.
        I think that’s all …

          • Fiona M says

            How did I get it home? Well that’s another story, since a dreadful accident closed the M62, causing gridlock and chaos in West Yorks, and we sat on a bus from Dewsbury to Halifax for almost 3 hours …

            • It was chaos, I was working but luckily wasn’t sent there. It was still crazy round Brighouse when I left work at 7:30.

    • Thanks Linda! I did feel good in it, and the outfit cost less than a pair of golf socks! Would have cost nearer Β£100 for something like that in a golf shop. πŸ˜ƒ

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