Added Feb 1, 2009
I finished this top just in time to wear it to afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel, so, a Tea Top it is! I was inspired by Maryy:s black top Ou Bow with a white ruffled edge, this is my version :-). It’s a fitted top with princess-seams, a draped bust and a little pleated satin-edge. I used lingerie-style hook- and eye-ribbon instead of a zipper in the back, they’re very easy to use and I think they add an interesting detail, that I just love.
I made the pattern using Maryy’s How-to for the bust of the Hot Hot Heat-dress, and combined the resulting bust with my own pattern for a fitted top. I could probably have reached the same result by simply changing the pattern instead, but this was more hands-on and fun!
How-to make the pleated trim: http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/1672
I have updated the instructions and included pictures 090827, they are now included in the print at home-file.
Also blogged about <a target=“_blank” href=“http://ancien-nouveau.blogspot.com/2009/11/file-upload.html/”>HERE
Light wool, satin, hook- and eye-ribbon.
Maryy for inspiration & How-to
Elainemay for adding her Coffe-Date-Dress-pattern and inspiring me to add one too
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