Blue BBW Diamond Top

Added Oct 29, 2007

by pinkhibiscus

Ithaca, New York...

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Description

I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while, but I’m glad I waited. This would be really difficult for me if I did it earlier. Now, with experience from the Susan blouse and burdastyle tutorial on corners, it’s a cinch! But obviously this pattern took much more time and patience to get through, with the inset, facing yokes and the bindings.
I would strongly recommend first timers use stiff cotton especially for the yoke part. I’ve seen some reviews on it being a pain to sew with jersey knits, and I’m SOO glad I used egyptian cotton. It runs a little large, probably for the look.
Very fun project. Recommend to everyone.

oh, for the sleeves I used the pattern from BBW, but made it 3/4 sleeve and “puffed” it.
Comes out quite kimono like. Very comfy.

Material Notes

blue egyptian cotton and beaded pattern cotton

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Credits

simplicity 3964

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    Jul 3, 2009, 10.25 AMby haan

    it is really really gorgeous!

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    Oct 29, 2007, 06.40 PMby pinkhibiscus

    Thank you everyone. Amarie, I guess we are BBW scissor sisters~:D

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    Oct 29, 2007, 04.27 PMby amarie

    I am currently making this one! Though sadly in jersey knit (gulp!). This and the BBW 3835. We must be some kind of scissor sisters, Pink Hibiscus.

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    Oct 29, 2007, 10.09 AMby jj1

    I really like your version. I just bought almost all of Built by Wendy top patterns on Sat. Thank you so much for the tips.

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    Oct 29, 2007, 07.31 AMby pinkhibiscus

    yes, that is the difficult part. First trick is, neatly press the inner yoke so the seam allowance folds in. Then, pin the yoke to the front yoke on the back. Optional next step, you can baste the yoke with long stitches on the inner yoke side, then top stich on front side. Or, you can be lazy like me and just top stitch while removing pins from underneath. Hope that makes sense. Hope you get great results next time!:)

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    Oct 29, 2007, 03.55 AMby littleladyluxe

    You’ve done really well with this! I’ve tried it twice (first time with jersey.. bad move) but i’m ready for a retry after seeing this. Hopefully third time lucky. I really struggled to topstitch the yolk and catch it neatly underneath, if that makes sense. Any suggestions??

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