Vogue 9187 is a multi-sized pattern for a close-fitting top with two neckline variations (scoop neck or jewel), princess seams in front and back, and back zipper closure.
I used size 6 based on the bust measurement but graded to a 10 at the hips. I also made a slight swayback adjustment by pinching a few inches at the back princess seams. No adjustment in the bodice length was necessary as the bodice was already short.
This is my first attempt, my so-called wearable muslin, using a 100% cotton print.
Notice how short it is? Long-waisted gals might need to add some to the bodice length but for petite gals like me who always have to adjust the bodice, this is just the perfect length!
The back neckline is a bit deep but surprisingly, there was no issue with gaping.
This is my final version. I was happy with the muslin fitting so I was not scared to cut into my gorgeous cotton/poly/spandex brocade from Emma One Sock. The fabric had a 15% stretch widthwise which made the top very comfortable.
I finished the seams by serging. Careful clipping along the curves ensured the princess seams curved nicely. What I like about this pattern is the facings. They are cut wide so they are automatically sewn down along the armhole edge. Unlike other patterns I have tried before, the front and back neck facings stayed put.
The bottom hem has self-facing ensuring nicely finished front slits.
Here is the inside view of the back zipper. Even though it's a non-separating zipper, I had no trouble putting the top on over my head.
And here are more pictures of the finished top. I will definitely be sewing more of this top.