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Can't beat a classic marinière top

Added Nov 22, 2011

by piackdy

London, United K...






So simple that it almost doesn’t seem worth mentioning, but this adaptation of Burda 2010-02 112 top has been quite popular here. Hence all the pilling from one wear too many! Sometimes being able to get your preferred combination of shape and fabric is good enough reason to sew something that doesn’t look any more special than what you can get fairly cheaply in the stores.

To get the shape I wanted, I went one size smaller than recommended and took another pinch off the sides at the waist. I also lowered the neckline and shortened the sleeves.

The fit isn’t perfect – as you can see from the mug shots. The arm hole also seems a bit small and too high. But thanks to the soft, spongy cotton knit, it feels comfortable enough after a few minutes of wear. The only thing is the pilling – not good when you have red pills on the white stripes and vice versa! And matching the stripes was a bit of a nightmare. I had to hand baste the seam to improve the matching.

But definitely a top worth making again (with a few fitting ajustment of course)!

A risqu 122 & her french pretender twin 112

Material Notes

Cotton jersey – 1.75 yards x 60″ wide yielded this top + top 122 + convertible headband




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 23, 2012, 03.04 AMby LéonaDy

    Looks great!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 10.04 PMby nouvellegamine

    super cute. i love sailor style tops. great job matching the stripes!

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