Anna Top from Repurposed Jeans

Added Jan 2, 2011

by hacilar666

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Description

This is my first ever attempt at a top of any kind. I choose to use the Anna Top pattern. I had the front panel with rouged bust attached and the back panel cut before I realized this was going to be way too small. I had forgotten to resize the pattern. So I added 6" strips as side panels. The strips were too square to fit with the bust line smoothly so I cut a wedge and a scoop to help the fit. The side panels I had left long with a plan to cut it back later, but I tried the top on and threw the strips over my shoulder. I decided I like the halter look and kept them long and just hand stitched them end to end. The facing kept pulling up so I added a button, that I think adds some whimsy. My breasts are very different sizes and I failed to account for this, so my right bust was a bit saggy. I took a deep dart at an angle and it fit much better. I matched the dart on the other side with a faux dart. I just took an 1/8th of inch to make it look like a dart without picking up any fabric. This project was a series of mistakes, but it ended up moderately wearable. I used the butt pockets as decoration on the front, which makes it clear where this fabric came from. I like the concept, but it does have the “loving hands” look.

Material Notes

torn/unwearable jeans, button

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Bohemian, Casual, Geek, Grunge
Material
Coating, Corduroy, Cotton, Blends, Denim, Linen, Polyester, Shirting, Silk, Suiting, Velvet

Credits

Anna Top

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    Jan 3, 2011, 01.02 PMby joost52

    I must admit that I had to google what a ‘loving hands’ look is (learned another thing today), but I completely agree with roguemagnolia (who’s picture is very distracting by the way) – screw perfection, I think those upside down pockets look really great, and I’d choose originality over bland perfection anytime! Keep up the good work :)

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    Jan 3, 2011, 01.16 AMby roguemagnolia

    i honestly like when things have the “loving hands” look. the world is full of perfect garments churned out by the hundreds=boring!

    i like the structure of the top part a lot, it’s pretty cool.

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