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Batty about batwing top!!

Added Oct 30, 2013

by Mary Athey

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I’m not sure what issue this top is out of as i cut of the date on my pattern by accident lol. It’s from a polish issue my friend loaned me last year so it’s probably from 2009/2010. The pattern is fabulous, it’s so easy . It takes a metre of fabric and about an hour to make. I made a couple last winter and three yesterday. Two are for my friend and one’s mine. They are so comfortable and nice on . My friends have slit sleeves send elastiated bottoms. X




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    Sep 21, 2014, 12.42 PMby Boline Storm

    A batwinged BABE! Great tops and great prints! xo

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      Sep 22, 2014, 11.25 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much boline x

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    Nov 1, 2013, 04.09 PMby liliv-1

    They are all great but the second is the best! I have traced this pattern but never used it, thanks for reminding to me. I hope i will find some gorgeous fabrics to use it like you did!

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      Nov 1, 2013, 04.22 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, is it the lips fabric you like? Tge main photos my yop and the other two are for my friend. I gave her them on wednesday and she was thrilled. A few women asked me where did i buy my top? Thats a huge compliment x

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    Nov 1, 2013, 03.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Look simple but absolutely effective! I like the first one with those white pants the most: you look like from the page of a fashion review! They have to thank you for the promotion of the pattern: it’s good in all the variants:-)

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      Nov 1, 2013, 03.25 PMby Mary Athey

      What a lovely thing to say oksana, thank you so much for your kind words x

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    Nov 1, 2013, 01.45 PMby kisses

    Love the style Mary and that fabrics are fab

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      Nov 1, 2013, 01.47 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you kisses, my friend was delighted with hers . They are fab to just through on and go x

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    Nov 1, 2013, 10.28 AMby Mary Athey

    Thank you so much for your comment i will translate it and reply in german x

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    Nov 1, 2013, 09.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    “Oh, I wish I could fly….!” You look wonderful as always Mary :) I love these tops and how great fabric! Your friends will be so Happy! :-))

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      Nov 1, 2013, 10.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, i look like i’m ready to take of back tio spain lol, my friends wearing the black and white one to.night so i’ll get some photos. We/re of to a cancer charity night xx

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      Nov 1, 2013, 12.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s wonderful to hear – it’s great of you to join the important cancer charity.. I would love to see your friends too :-)

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    Nov 1, 2013, 12.22 AMby izbott

    I really like it! What a fun top. Your friends are lucky to have you. I like your sewing assistant – the wonderful cat next to the sewing machine. :-)
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      Nov 1, 2013, 01.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much izbott. Thats my little toffee in the ohoto! My daughter got me her for my burthday in june. I.have one other called fizz who’s deaf. Both of them are not content unless they are sitting on my fabric or by my machine lol
      this is a great pattern by the way x

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      Nov 4, 2013, 07.21 PMby izbott

      My cat also sits on the fabric. This is because they are supervising!

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      Nov 4, 2013, 10.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Toffee is so adorable but a little rascal as well lol x

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    Oct 31, 2013, 08.43 PMby Mary Athey

    Danke leokadia x

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    Oct 31, 2013, 02.20 PMby byVA

    Mary, great tops! I really love your work, but envy you the speed you are sewing :)

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      Oct 31, 2013, 05.46 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much byva, i do sew really fast. I used to sew standing up and could sew so fast lol. We had to stand up and sew when i work for a stitching company. I work full time as well but i sew most evenings and week ends. I feel terrible if i don’t make st least one or two items a week lol x

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    Oct 31, 2013, 10.08 AMby Trudy McGrath

    Mary, you’re looking fantastic, I love your projects and I meant to comment on the previous ones but I was too busy but you’re doing some fantastic outfits lately! You are in great shape and nicely tanned if I may add! Spain did a great job :x

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      Oct 31, 2013, 10.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Aww thank you so much trudy. I had such a lovely holidat and every night i’ve been out since has been so much fun. I just love to sew xx

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    Oct 31, 2013, 07.41 AMby rita61

    What fun! Nice and colourful and comfy looking!

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      Oct 31, 2013, 07.54 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks rita, this is my kind of top. They’re so easy to wear and you can layer them with a top under it. I was at the bingo last night with mum and quite a few woman asked me where i bought my top?? I ciuld’ve gone into business selling them lol x

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    Oct 31, 2013, 04.38 AMby leokadia

    Sehr hübsche shirts! beide shirts in schwarz-weiß gefallen mir am allerbesten. 2 tolle vorteile: schmeichelhaft zur figur und schnell gearbeitet! liebe grüße xx

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