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Drapey Roses - more or less!

Added Jun 15, 2011

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria

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Though this top looks like a neck-holder top, it actually isn’t! While I love the neck-holder-look from the front, I don’t like it so much from the back. It makes my back look even wider than it is already, and I also don’t like the pressure on my neck. I used a neck-holder top I own as a base for the pattern and added the little braid in the back. Another special feature are the strings in the side seams, with which you can turn this into a shorter top with more draping, or wear it as a dress. I love the shape and idea of this piece, but my execution is not so grand. I HAVE to explore my serger and learn how to handle it. More on my Blog Of Dreams and Seams

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Beach, Casual, Romantic
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Jun 15, 2011, 04.52 PMby aluckmann

    Wow, great job with this! I love the first two ways to wear this (a dress or longer tunic-style shirt). The T-strap braid down the back is a great way to give a better shape. I also dislike the way halter style tops can give the appearance of a wide back, so I love the you created a solution :)

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      Jun 16, 2011, 07.44 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you very much! Seems like a lot of women feel that way – I will try to perfect this pattern and hopefully share it with you soon.

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    Jun 15, 2011, 03.08 PMby robygiup

    It looks wonderful both as dress and as top! I know working with jersey is not easy… keep on trying!!! :)

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      Jun 16, 2011, 07.45 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! I will – I just got a book about “serging” in the mail today :-)

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.55 AMby irmchen

    What’ s wrong with your workmanship? I am with you… love the idea of the piece. Love the dress-version.

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      Jun 15, 2011, 11.28 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! Well, if they were really obvious, I wouldn’t post this here :-) So far though, all my jersey things are a touch less precise than I like it…

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.43 AMby ichigogirl

    Really nice!

    I see no sign of any serger flaws… but I have the same issue (knowing it could be just so much more useful/efficient with the right skills).

    The strings in the side-seams are just like the ones in my shorts for Bikram-yoga that I plan to upload in the near future. This is a much better use for them though, in my shorts they’re mainly there for decoration, not versatility.

    Great work!

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      Jun 15, 2011, 11.28 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you – can’t wait to see the shorts! I imagine the versatility in the shorts could come to a good use, too… The photos are forgiving – up close there are definitely some – slight – flaws that don’t please my love for precise work…

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