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Vogue 8504 The Vogue Woman

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This is the only pattern left in Vogue’s catalog of designs specifically for women of a certain age.


I made it 3 years ago but never reviewed it. It is an orphan no longer since the shockingly yellow pants have joined the wardrobe. It never really worked well with jeans.

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The vogue Woman category, if I remember correctly, was drafted to accommodate a forward neck/high rounded back posture. Vogue has discontinued all the other patterns in that category now but this one. It’s still available.

I have only made this one top, but I like the style and I think I’ll find tee and pant fabrics to test the rest of the pattern. I was lighter when I made this top.

I cut a 12 through the shoulders, arms and neckline flaring out to fit my measurements at the waist and hip. This pattern could be cut at a larger size for a more flowing topper.


I used a metallic embroidered sari fabric from Kashi. I’ve washed it on delicate and dried it in the dryer. Not too bad a result, I’d say. The sleeves are cut on and thus two pieces. The neckline is bound with silk organza, and constructed the same as the green silk animal print tunic of a few days ago

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The binding is cut in the shape of the neckline, sewn on the outside and turned and top stitched. Easy!

It’s amazing what a few new pieces can do to the wardrobe.


About Mary Beth

I am fascinated by changing patterns and colored threads. I sew garments and am teaching myself to machine knit. Since selling the building that housed my workrooms, The Stitchery, I'm searching for a place to set up the knitting machines again. There must be room here somewhere!

9 responses »

  1. Oh wow! Stunning. Love it with the yellow pants, surprisingly.
    I can’t believe that’s been machine washed and dried, it looks so delicate. Love the colors on you.

  2. Oh I LOVE this pattern. I have a thing against waistbands so love pants and skirts with a facing. This is a pattern where I would actually make and wear everything in it. I might shorten the top a little for me (high hip), but it is just fabulous, and gorgeous in the sari fabric.

  3. Totally looks good with the yellow pants! I like that asymmetric neckline. I’ve never liked asymmetric anything before but the concept continues to grow on me as I cast off perfectionist tendencies 🙂

  4. Looks lovely, pants are fabulous on you. It’s a pity that Vogue no longer has the Vogue Woman category, I agree. There are a lot of us…

  5. Wonderful Top. This fabric is exclusive. J’adore !!!

  6. The top is gorgeous.. the love the fabric.

  7. Oddly enough I had been looking at this pattern in the vogue catalogue and wondering how it would look on a normal woman, ie not 6ft. You have answered my question. It looks great! And it really suits your yellow trousers. What a lovely combination.

  8. This is fantastic on you! I used only the tank from this pattern, which BTW is wonderful.

  9. This is soooooo pretty! I love the fabric you chose for this!


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