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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Black & White Dots Top

I've finished another top.



I used Vogue 9057 and made view B.   With a few changes I got the loose tunic type top that I wanted.  First, I lengthened it by 2 inches.  Then I added fullness through the waist and hips by moving the center of the pattern away from the fold of the fabric.  And, obviously, I shortened the sleeves.  I really like how it turned out.


 Vogue 9057
 

















The black and white dot fabric is a light weight ITY that's perfect for summer tops. It's very soft and was easy to work with.  I don't remember where I got it, but I bought 4 yards.  This top only took 1 yard, so I still have a lot of it left.




The black fabric that I used for the sleeves is a thin poly knit from Joann's. I also used it for the neckband. This is the method I used for the neck: cut a strip 2 inches wide and fold it in half; attach it to the neck and then serge the seam; then fold the seam down and top stitch.




I like the contrast of the black sleeves and neckband with the print fabric.  I also like the rounded shape of the hem.






5 comments:

  1. Lovely top and looks so comfortable.

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  2. I like this top very much. Tunics are something I don't wear well because of my height and shape I guess, but I do love them on others..

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  3. You are having a very smart summer - this top is just as wonderful as the last. I think the tunic is very flattering on you.

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  4. You plan worked for this top. It looks very comfy. Maybe you'll make more now that you've tweeked the pattern.

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  5. Very nice top! I like your choice of fabric print too. You are inspiring me to sew more tops now! Great job!

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