2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

April 19, 2012

I HATE IT WHEN I STRESS OVER PATTERNS...

...when I first saw this top on Pinterest I had to have it!
 After putting out an APB blog post for help, several readers suggested Butterick 5495 as a reasonable similarity.  I went on a wild pattern stash search only to find I didn't have it.  Can we say disappointment?  I was even more disappointed when it wasn't to be found in local stores either -  I hate stressing over patterns.  So of course I had to break down and order via Club BMV.  I didn't get a chance to make this top during the top challenge - but did get it finished today.


Here's my version.  I love the print, but the knit was a bit flimsy to work with.  I think I'll have to make this one more time from a different quality fabric as I don't think this choice tells the whole story.


Now there's another Pinterest obsession top.
This will be my first color blocking attempt if I can figure out just the right slightly oversized top pattern.  I already purchased the fabric - peachskin in black and in white.  Can anybody offer a pattern suggestion???

13 comments:

  1. Both tops essentially were in the April issue of Burda..

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  2. Try: New Look 6025 http://www.simplicity.com/p-5863-misses-tunic-or-tops.aspx
    McCalls 6566 http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6566-products-22757.php?page_id=481

    :) Claire

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  3. Looks great and I bet is very figure flattering, Faye.

    That color block top is yummy. I really like the slight "oversize."

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  4. Looks alot like the Louise Cutting "Pure and Simple Shell." Good luck finding the perfect pattern!

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  5. I have that Butterick pattern, and haven't broken it out yet. I might have to, now! I love that color block shirt. There is a Hot Patterns t-shirt pattern, but for a knit, that I look at every time I am on the site. And then I don't buy it because I think the oversize shirt won't flatter my body shape. But, I still look at it every time.

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  6. Fay, I think Simplicity 2615 would be a good pattern for the color block top. Just lower the neckline, leave off the slit and belt. Maybe shorten the sleeves. I just cut out the dress this week and will probably get it sewn today.

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  7. All I can say is that you're doing wonderfully at knocking off those tops!

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  8. The HotPatterns Relaxed Tee is similar. I made it and I liked it a lot. You must, however, have a very very drapey knit for the pattern to turn out well. Mine was a silk jersey.

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  9. Love the print. Hope u can still wear it.

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  10. I know what you mean. It's always a pain to find the perfect pattern. I love your end result. The fabric is very pretty. Can't wait to see your color blocked top:)

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  11. Good job! Your top looks great. I love color blocking and know your next top will be equally delicious!

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  12. That was a great job and I love the results Faye! Looks like you may already have enough suggestions, if you don't find one you like, let me know. Good luck and can't wait to see it.

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  13. The top came out great and you did a great job of copying the inspiration top. You received helpful pattern suggestions for your next top and looking forward to it.

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