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Blue animal print top

Added Sep 20, 2009

by louiseq

Belfast, United ...






This is the third time I attempted this pattern (Simplicity Built by Wendy 3964). I found the inset difficult but I am pretty happy with this one!
I LOVE animal print and got this fabric pretty cheap at my local fabric shop although it is a bit slinky and hard to work with!

Material Notes

Some blue self patterned poly I think, left over from my first attempt at this pattern.
Animal print slinky chiffony type stuff.




Garment Type

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    Oct 6, 2009, 09.47 PMby laviemarie

    Hey thanks for the compliment. I love your fabric selection and I think the top looks great! I always have a problem with Simplicity pattern sizes, its always too big!!

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    Sep 23, 2009, 03.39 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    yours looks great. i just made my first one and after reading everyone’s reviews i was shocked that the inset wasn’t as impossible as reported. my ruffles weren’t perfect, but i’m happy with it. i made the 12 as my dimensions were spot on with the one listed. i’m even a bit busty compared to my other dimensions and it was still a bit loose where it ties in the back. i’ll post mine soon. next time i’ll make the 10. good thing i traced out the pattern!!

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      Sep 23, 2009, 07.02 PMby louiseq

      I trace too!(mostly because I’m so bad at working out sizing and don’t want to ruin the pattern!)
      I can’t wait to see your version, I’m really tempted to make another one, maybe with a few mods!

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    Sep 21, 2009, 06.51 PMby confusedgirl

    Very nice top. I love the animal patern :)

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    Sep 21, 2009, 02.54 AMby mickey10

    I have made this pattern three times as well – I keep seeing other people’s versions and thinking they look good. I am getting good at doing the insert though! I haven’t worn one of my versions yet …. somehow they never seem right. Maybe it’s my fabric choice. Yours looks great!

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      Sep 23, 2009, 07.04 PMby louiseq

      Thanks!I would love to see yours, I’m sure they’re great!

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    Sep 20, 2009, 06.52 PMby merricat

    How is the sizing on this pattern? I have been eyeing it for awhile but after buying (and loaning out-never to see again) Sew U, the sizing runs a little small on her patterns for me.

    Great job on the blouse- I like the solid inset and yoke <3

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      Sep 21, 2009, 08.20 PMby louiseq

      I found the sizing quite big, I think there is a lot of ease in Built by Wendy patterns?I made a size 12 (I am a British 12-14 in normal clothes) and it is roomy and comfortable,a little loose under the arms.I made a 14 before and it was HUGE!

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