Vogue 9006 – Draped Front Top


A few days before Christmas Eve I decided I wanted to sew a new top for the family gathering. It was going to have to be something where I had everything I needed to complete the project, including a pattern I knew would work without any adjustments. So between work and Holiday baking I carved out some time for this top. I had made View A in the past and felt comfortable moving forward with View C.


The lace for the sleeves was leftover from a skirt I made a few years ago. Don’t you love when you can incorporate your leftovers? The main fabric is a black polyester with a very soft hand that has been in my fabric stash for a few years. I sewed this top straight-up, no changes. It was a quick project and I’m glad I decided to whip this up. At this point my fashion photographer doesn’t even raise an eyebrow when I announce a last minute project. I think he would be surprised if I didn’t 🙂


I had a few patterns to choose from but what got this one selected was the gathered sleeve cap. It’s a feminine detail that I thought would do well with the lace and the simplicity of the pattern. The front and back are cut on the bias. The neck opening is wide enough to not require any fasteners. The top just slips right on. I took the time to do a blind hem because I didn’t want a seam running across the bottom of my top.


This will most likely be my last post for 2019 so I asked my fashion photographer to join me in front of the camera. His camera skills and patience are integral to my blog.


As 2019 comes to an end I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. May 2020 bring you joy and success in your projects, sewing or otherwise. I also want to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I started my blog as a way to document my sewing projects and possibly inspire other sewists. The connection to the sewing community has been wonderful. I look forward to another year of sharing my projects with you.

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24 thoughts on “Vogue 9006 – Draped Front Top

  1. Gorgeous top, those beautiful lace sleeves really make this special. Happy New Year to you both. Here’s to another year of sewing and friendship!

  2. Happy New Year to you! It is always a pleasure to see your latest creations. Thank you for a year of inspiration. Can’t wait to see what is in store for 2020. That is a wonderful photo of you and Martin.

  3. Beautiful top and love it paired with the velvet pants! Fun to catch a glimpse of your fashion photographer…what a good sport he seems to be! Happy New Year to you both!!

  4. Bravo Lucy pour tes créations en couture et par le fait même excellent travail de Martin comme photographe. Bonne et heureuse année à vous deux!

  5. Beautifully made, as are all your creations. Thanks for the inspiration,I always enjoy your posts. You make a handsome couple and it is wonderful to have a supportive partner. All the best for 2020.

  6. Beautiful top, the lace sleeves just make it so special! Thank you and your fashion photographer for all the great inspiration your blog provides. I have loved following your projects of 2019. My very best wishes to you both for a happy and healthy 2020.

  7. What an elegant blouse and it looks perfect with your beautiful velvet trousers. How fun to see you and “your photographer” — you look wonderful together!

    Happy New Year and wishing you a terrific 2020!

  8. Happy New Year, Lucy! Thanks for all the inspiration this year. Looking forward to more in 2020. Give my best to Martin—you two are still the cutest and best-dressed couple!

    • Thank you Jennifer. As for Martin, I’m very grateful for his continuous support of my sewing. I don’t know if he realized that shopping for patterns and sewing notions would be part of his activities as my husband but he is always happy to help out when needed. Happy New Year to you as well!

  9. You look GREAT! What fiber is the fabric for the main part? Loved how you used the waist. The velvet pants just add to the festive pizzazz.
    Happy New Year!

    • Thank you Becky. The fabric is some lightweight polyester I’ve had in my fabric stash for a few years. It has a very soft hand. Happy New Year to you as well!

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